Ilhan Omar Fires Back at Alabama GOP After It Calls for Her Expulsion From Congress

August 30, 2019 AT 8:35 AM

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday fired back at the Alabama Republican Party after it urged her expulsion from Congress and cited Omar's past controversial comments on Israel.

A resolution passed by the Alabama Republican Party State Executive Committee last weekend at their summer meeting in Auburn urges the state's congressional representatives to proceed with Omar's expulsion under Article 1, Section 5 of the US Constitution, according to Terry Lathan, the chair of the Alabama Republican Party.

Getting the two-thirds majority vote necessary in the Democratic-controlled House, however, would be certain to fail.

"Sorry, @ALGOPHQ, but this is a representative democracy," the freshman Democrat tweeted. "I was elected with 78% of the vote by the people of Minnesota's 5th District, not the Alabama Republican Party." She also referenced the state party's support of unsuccessful 2017 GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, who was accused by several women of pursuing sexual relationships with them when they were teenagers, molesting a 14-year-old and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old when he was in his 30s. He has repeatedly denied the allegations.

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