Pence Calls Omar Tweets A ‘Disgrace,’ Says She Should ‘Face Consequences’

FEBRUARY 5, 2019 - WASHINGTON, DC: President Donald Trump delivered the State of the Union address, with Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, at the Capitol in Washington, DC on February 5, 2019. (Doug Mills/The New York Times POOL PHOTO) NYTSOTU
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Vice President Mike Pence joined his boss in criticizing freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who was accused of anti-Semitism earlier this week, and suggested that she should “face consequences” for the comments.

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchel reported that by “consequences,” Pence thinks Omar should be kicked off the House Foreign Affairs Committee, an idea that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has suggested as well.

Pence didn’t go quite as far as the President in his critique of Omar — who’s been accused of tweeting an anti-Semitic trope while calling out theĀ American Israel Public Affairs Committee pro-Israel efforts in the U.S.

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