AOC blasts Republican resolution to oust Omar from committee as 'targeting women of color'

Speaking on the House floor on Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., called a resolution to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from the House Foreign Affairs Committee part of a "continued attack" by Republicans and an extension of "racism and incitement of violence against women of color in this body." The House later voted to remove Omar from the committee by a vote of 218-211.

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ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: Thank you. Now, also, as a fellow New Yorker, I think one of the things that we should talk about here is, also, one of the disgusting legacies after 9/11 has been the targeting and racism against Muslim Americans throughout the United States of America, and this is an extension of that legacy. Consistency, there is nothing consistent with the Republican Party's continued attack, except for the racism and incitement of violence against women of color in this body.

I had a member of the Republican caucus threaten my life, and you all, and the Republican caucus rewarded him with one of the most prestigious committee assignments in this Congress. Don't tell me this is about consistency. Don't tell me that this is about a condemnation of anti-Semitic remarks, when you have a member of the Republican caucus who has talked about Jewish space lasers, and an entire amount of tropes, and also elevated her to some of the highest committee assignments in this body. This is about targeting women of color in the United States of America. Don't tell me, because I didn't get a single time apology--

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ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: --when my life was threatened. Thank you!