House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Tuesday vowed to strip committee assignments from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) if the Republican Party takes back control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
While appearing on Fox & Friends, McCarthy was asked about Omar's recent remarks which grouped the United States and Israel with Hamas and the Taliban. Omar later clarified that she was not equating the United States and Israel with terrorists.
"I think [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi should remove Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee," McCarthy opined. "This is an individual that has not once but on numerous occasions been anti-Semitic. Her own entire Congress had to rebuke her in the last one. But she's just not anti-Semitic, she's anti-American now."
McCarthy claimed that Omar was "equating America to Taliban."
"I will promise you this," he added. "If we are fortunate enough to have the majority, Omar would not be serving on Foreign Affairs or anybody that has an anti-Semitic, anti-American view. That is not productive and that is not right."
Meanwhile, the Republican leader has refused to remove Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) from the House Judiciary Committee despite reports that the congressman has been caught up in a sex trafficking investigation that is being conducted by the FBI.
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A Republican candidate for the United States House of Representatives in Florida has formally accused her political rivals within the party of plotting her assassination.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that GOP candidate Anna Paulina Luna filed a restraining order last week against fellow Republican William Braddock, who is also planning to run for Congress in her district.
"I received information yesterday (at midnight) regarding a plan (with a timeline) to murder me made by William Braddock in an effort to prevent me from winning the election for FL-13," wrote Luna in a petition for injunction, which also claims that Braddock is conspiring with "political opponents" Matt Tito and Amanda Makki to "take her out."
Braddock, however, strongly denied being involved in any plot to murder Luna, who last year lost to incumbent Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) by six points.
"This woman is off her rocker and she does not need to be representing anyone," he said.
Braddock also said he wouldn't even bother to prepare for an upcoming court hearing on his purported plot to kill Luna.
"I don't really have any plans to prepare because I didn't do anything wrong," he explained. "It is a false police report and she's probably going to jail for filing a false police report."
Luna won the 2020 GOP nomination for the congressional seat thanks in part to an endorsement from scandal-plagued Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who is currently being investigated by the FBI for potentially taking part in a child sex trafficking scandal.
A presidential memoir by Donald Trump would almost certainly become a best seller, but the problem is nobody wants to publish one.
The twice-impeached one-term president is struggling to score a major book deal, which is unheard of in the literary world, because publishers worry that the memoir would be ripped apart by fact-checkers and because the Trump brand is radioactive after the Jan. 6 insurrection, reported Politico.
"It would be too hard to get a book that was factually accurate, actually," said one major figure in the book publishing industry. "That would be the problem. If he can't even admit that he lost the election, then how do you publish that?"
Publishing a Trump memoir would be a logistical nightmare that could drive away talent from any publisher who took on the project, said another insider.
"It doesn't matter what the upside on a Trump book deal is, the headaches the project would bring would far outweigh the potential in the eyes of a major publisher," said Keith Urbahn, president and founding partner of the Javelin literary and creative agency. "Any editor bold enough to acquire the Trump memoir is looking at a fact-checking nightmare, an exodus of other authors, and a staff uprising in the unlikely event they strike a deal with the former president."
Trump claims that he's received two offers "from the most unlikely of publishers" but says he isn't ready to make a deal yet, and he insisted to Politico in a statement that "two of the biggest and most prestigious publishing houses have made very substantial offers which I have rejected."
"That doesn't mean I won't accept them sometime in the future, as I have started writing the book," the former president told the website. "If my book will be the biggest of them all, and with 39 books written or being written about me, does anybody really believe that they are above making a lot of money? Some of the biggest sleezebags [sic] on earth run these companies."
Industry sources, however, are skeptical.
"He's screwed over so many publishers that before he ran for president none of the big 5 would work with [him] anymore," said one industry insider.
Another industry source openly mocked Trump's claims.
"It's likely that a few unlikely people did approach him!" said an industry source in a text message. "But that could be, like, a publisher in Zimbabwe."
That source punctuated their joke with a laughing/crying emoji, while still another mocked the ex-president.
"Somebody could have offered him $100," a third source said. "It doesn't mean anything."
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