House Dems will not strip Omar of her committee assignments: report

House Democrats reportedly will not strip Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarBill banning menthol in cigarettes divides Democrats, with some seeing racial bias Progressive group leader describes why Warren would be better than Sanders Omar offers sneak peek at her forthcoming memoir MORE (D-Minn.) of her committee assignments after she apologized for tweets suggesting that American lawmakers were motivated to defend Israel by money.

House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerLawmakers dedicate Oversight room to Cummings, unveil plaque Vulnerable Democrats brace for Sanders atop ticket Trump names Pence to lead coronavirus response MORE (D-Md.) told Roll Call that "of course" Democrats would not strip Omar of committee assignments like Republicans did to Rep. Steve KingSteven (Steve) Arnold KingMother of child in viral meme sends Steve King cease-and-desist for using image in fundraising Nebraska Democratic Party Chair: Rural vote should be 'bedrock' of party With surge in anti-Semitism, political leaders need to be aggressive and reflective in response MORE (R-Iowa) after he questioned how terms like "white supremacy" became offensive.

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“I don’t think she’s anti-Semitic,” Hoyer reportedly said. “She did apologize. The key will be that when we make a mistake like that, conscious or unconscious, that we don’t repeat it. That will be the proof of the pudding.”

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) also reportedly said he doesn’t think extra action is needed, given that Omar apologized.

Omar is currently on the House Foreign Affairs and Education and Labor committees.

The freshman lawmaker sparked backlash Sunday when she retweeted journalist Glenn Greenwald responding to a story about House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyCongress eyes billion to billion to combat coronavirus Lawmakers race to pass emergency coronavirus funding Warren introduces bill to redirect wall money to coronavirus MORE (R-Calif.) promising "action" against her and fellow Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibBill banning menthol in cigarettes divides Democrats, with some seeing racial bias Omar offers sneak peek at her forthcoming memoir Sanders wins endorsement of top Muslim group MORE (D-Mich.) over their critical views on Israel.

"It's all about the Benjamins baby," Omar tweeted.

Omar then tweeted that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was paying American politicians to support Israel.

She apologized Monday for using "anti-Semitic tropes," but stood by her criticism of AIPAC.

"At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC, the [National Rifle Association] or the fossil fuel industry. It's gone on too long and we must be willing to address it," Omar wrote.

House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseSanders, socialism emerge as top targets at CPAC The Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders top target at CPAC House passes historic legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime MORE (La.) was the only Republican House leader to explicitly call for her to be removed from committee assignments.

"Good that some Dems have condemned the disgraceful anti-Semitic remarks of Rep. Omar—but their words are empty unless Dem leaders remove her from the Foreign Affairs Committee. No one with her anti-Semitic views should be allowed to represent US foreign policy on that committee," he said in a tweet.