Pence Doubles Down on Call for Omar to Face ‘Consequences’ — Points to GOP Taking Action on Steve King

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During an interview with MSNBC, Vice President Mike Pence doubled down in his calls for Representative Ilhan Omar to face harsher consequences for her repeated anti-Semitic comments.

As IJR previously reported, Omar faced intense backlash for comments she made criticizing the nation of Israel and those who support them. However, Pence believes that the backlash was not enough and she should face discipline.

“I think it was right for Democrat leaders to condemn those remarks, but I think it’s important that people that articulate anti-Semitic views are also held accountable,” said Pence. “The Republican leadership was right to condemn Steven King’s remarks and also to remove him from the committee.”

The American leader previously spoke out on Twitter saying her apology was not enough to guarantee she would not continue her rhetoric.

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“[Ilhan Omar] tweets were a disgrace & her apology was inadequate,” tweeted Pence. “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 compared the situation to that of Representative Steve King, who lost his committee assignments because of racist comments.

“There were consequences to what he said and unless Representative Omar resigns from Congress, at minimum Democrat leaders should remove her from the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” said Pence.

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