Alabama’s Republican Party wants the state’s congressional lawmakers to start the process of expelling Rep. Ilhan Omar from Congress.
The committee reportedly approved the resolution on a voice vote. The measure was introduced by State Rep. Tommy Hanes who said, "Let Alabama be first and let's see how many other states follow."
You can read the resolution below:
Resolution: Support for Rep. Ilhan Omar's expulsion from the United States Congress
WHEREAS, Rep. Omar has engaged in rhetoric that explicitly runs counter to American values and patriotism by falsely accusing U.S. armed forces of committing war crimes while on mission to liberate her home country of Somalia
WHEREAS, Rep. Omar dismissed the 9/11 terror attacks waged by radical Islam on the World Trade Center by stating "some people did something"
WHEREAS, Rep. Omar sympathized with a convicted terrorist and member of the Islamic State oflraq and Syria by advocating a U.S. District Judge for sentencing leniency
WHEREAS, Rep. Omar has a disturbing record ofusing anti-Semitic language that includes alleging Jewish money is used to buy American influence regarding its policy toward Israel; Rep. Omar is also a supporter ofthe anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Alabama Republican Party urges its elected congressional delegation to proceed with the expulsion process in accordance to Article 1, Section 5 ofthe U.S. Constitution to expel Rep. Ilhan Omar from the United States House of Representatives.