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House Republican lawmakers seek to remove Omar from committee assignments - Fox News

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaks to the media at the U.S. Capitol, as Democrats debate one article of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump, in Washington, U.S. January 13, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis

(Reuters) - House Republican lawmakers are seeking this week to oust U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, from her committee assignments as Democrats push for similar action against Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, Fox News reported on Tuesday.

A proposed amendment calls for Omar to be removed from her committee assignments "in light of conduct she has exhibited," Fox News said. fxn.ws/3pIIG37

In the amendment, Republicans argue that she has made anti-Semitic comments that are grounds for dismissal, the report added.

Congressional Democrats on Monday said they would seek to strip conspiracy theory-backing Greene of committee assignments over incendiary comments including denying school shootings took place and expressing support for violence.

Reporting by Rama Venkat in Bengaluru; Editing by Kim Coghill

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