Tlaib Claims ‘Islamophobia’ Behind Call to Remove Omar

On Wednesday evening, Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib put forth the idea that House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, a Republican, was motivated by “Islamophobia” by calling for the removal of Rep. Ilhan Omar (pictured) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee over her anti-Semitism.

“She continues to display anti-Semitic remarks, comments, these are her beliefs,” Scalise  said of Omar on Fox News’s America’s Newsroom Tuesday. “And so if they really are serious about addressing the problem, Nancy Pelosi has to remove her from the Foreign Affairs Committee.”

“Hard to watch Rep. Scalise demand that Rep. @IlhanMN be removed from House Foreign Affairs w/o wondering if it’s steeped in Islamophobia,” Rashida Tlaib wrote on Twitter.