McCarthy sets Thursday vote on removing Omar from panel as second holdout backs her ouster

Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said the House will vote on a resolution to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday, one day after a second Republican holdout — Rep. Ken Buck (Colo.) — revealed that he would back the congresswoman’s ouster.


McCarthy’s announcement of a Thursday vote came shortly after the House approved, by unanimous consent, Democratic assignments for the Foreign Affairs Committee — officially installing Omar on the panel and setting up a floor battle with McCarthy and House GOP leadership. Republicans have sought to remove her from the panel as punishment for comments she made in the past that were labeled antisemitic.