Late last week, far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) found that Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) quickly came to her defense because of a recent push to have her taken out of her seat at the House Foreign Affairs Committee because of her long history of extreme anti-Semitism.
The support from Buck for Omar ended up putting Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s desire to remove her from the Committee in danger of failing as Buck joins a previous pair of Republicans in their signaled Opposition to it.
“I think that we should not engage in this tit-for-tat,” stated Buck in part of an interview.
“I have a little bit less certainty about Congressman Schiff and Swalwell on Intelligence just because it’s a little bit different than a regular committee,” he added. “But I’m going to think through that and make a decision.”
Axios highlighted that a comment from his office stated that he “wouldn’t support the removal of Rep. Omar” from her role on the Committee.
One of the prime defenders for Omar has been Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC), who claimed that it was solely an issue about the First Amendment.
“We don’t have to agree with everything that members say,” stated Mace to Fox News. “I think we have to be very careful about what we are as a constitutional republic.”
“I am not a fan of Ilhan Omar. She’s an anti-Semite. She’s a bigot. She’s a racist. She’s a socialist,” Mace went on. “But that doesn’t mean that we cancel people in this country. Republicans don’t stand for cancel culture. And that’s essentially what this is.”
Mace made the claim that the booting of Omar from her role on the House Foreign Affairs Committee “sets a dangerous precedent,” despite the fact that historically we have seen Democrats do the same thing as they boot various Republican members from committees because of what they claimed to be controversial statements that they may have made.
“There’s so much anti-Semitism in this country. We should be condemning it right and left as we always have, but there’s also the First Amendment right to do that,” she stated. “We’re all talking about the Twitter files and conservatives being censored, you know, it’s, it’s, it seems pretty hypocritical if you ask me.”
Omar made the claim that the recent effort to get rid of her from the committee was just “a blow to the integrity of our democratic institutions, and a threat to our national security.”