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People For the American Way: Omar Removal ‘Disgusting’ 

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Washington, DC – Following the announcement that House Republicans voted to remove Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee, People For the American Way President Svante Myrick released the following statement:

“I have known Ilhan Omar for years, as a member of People For the American Way’s Young Elected Officials network and as a treasured colleague and a dear friend.  Congresswoman Omar embodies the best of the American dream: a Black, Muslim immigrant woman who came to this country and dedicated herself to serving her community and our democracy. House Republicans under Kevin McCarthy are targeting her for one reason: racist bigotry. It’s disgusting, and voters are not going to forget it.”

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People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: https://www.pfaw.org