Dem Predicts Omar Has Enough Votes to Stay on Foreign Affairs Committee

A member of the House Democratic leadership predicted Wednesday that Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., would remain on the House Foreign Affairs Committee through “bipartisan” support — despite the public pledge from House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to jettison Omar from that particular committee.

“It would take a vote and a resolution [to remove Omar], and the Democratic Caucus stands with Rep. Omar that she should serve on this committee,” said House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar, D-Calif.

“And we’ll see how Republicans want to handle this,” said Aguilar, while adding that Omar “has the background, and breadth, and experience to serve on this committee; and she should be able to. And clearly it’s going to be — based on the letter I read — it’s going to be a bipartisan vote to keep her on the committee.”

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