US Representative Ilhan Omar should be expelled from Congress or censured over her antisemitic moments, US Vice President Mike Pence tweeted on Tuesday night.
Omar’s “tweets were a disgrace [and] her apology was inadequate. Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress, much less the Foreign Affairs Committee.
“Those who engage in anti-Semitic tropes should not just be denounced, they should face consequences for their words,” Pence wrote.
With his tweet, he added his voice to the growing calls for the freshmen democratic congresswoman from Minnesota to be ousted from Congress.
He and others are upset, among other things, over her tweet suggesting that the only reasons US politicians support Israel is that they are paid to do so by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
Her words hinted at one of the archetypical antisemitic stereotypes that Jews use money to control the world.
Earlier in the day, US President Donald Trump similarly stated that, “anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress. And Congressman Omar is terrible, what she said.
“And I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” Trump said.