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DFL Party Statement on Representative Omar’s Removal from the House Foreign Affairs Committee


DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement after House Republicans voted to remove Representative Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee:

“As a Muslim woman and a refugee, Representative Ilhan Omar brings a tremendously important perspective to the Foreign Affairs Committee, and the Republican decision to remove her from that committee is partisan politics at its worst. Instead of working to improve people’s lives, Republicans are trying to silence Representative Omar because they are afraid of who she is and what she stands for.

“No matter what political games Republicans play, I am confident that Representative Omar will continue to lead in the fight for justice at home and abroad with integrity, courage, and tenacity.”