Rabbi Aryeh Spero is calling for a sit-in at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Washington, DC, office Thursday at 1 p.m.
The sit-in is aimed at antisemitic comments from congressional Democrats, specifically Rep. Ilhan Omar. Rabbi Spero further points to Omar’s position on the highly sensitive House Foreign Affairs Committee.
“Omar should be censured and, beyond that, removed from the powerful and influential House Foreign Affairs Committee that Speaker Pelosi surprisingly granted to this first-year legislator,” said Rabbi Spero of the National Conference of Jewish Affairs. “Omar’s thinking, her conduct, and her blithe willingness to inject anti-Semitic tropes into the legislative process make her unfit to hold such a strategic position.”