This was unexpected.
In an unexpected turn of events, Republican Rep. Nancy Mace actually defended Democrat Ilhan Omar of “The Squad” and claimed that it was hypocritical for Republicans to kick her off of her House Foreign Affairs Committee for making anti-Semetic comments.
Mace went on to say that Republicans were engaging in “cancel culture” for kicking Omar off of the committee.
According to Fox, Mace justified her defense of Ilhan Omar and said, “There’s a First Amendment in this country. We don’t have to agree with everything that members say.”
Mace went on to say, “I think we have to be very careful about what we are as a constitutional republic. I am not a fan of Ilhan Omar. She’s an anti-Semite. She’s a bigot. She’s a racist. She’s a socialist. But that doesn’t mean that we cancel people in this country. Republicans don’t stand for cancel culture. And that’s essentially what this is.”
Republican Mace went on to say that there was a number of Republicans who saw eye-to-eye with her about allowing Omar to stay on her committee as well.
“I think it sets a very dangerous precedent. And you know, there’s so much anti-Semitism in this country. We should be condemning it right and left as we always have, but there’s also the First Amendment right to do that,” Mace added.
“We’re all talking about the Twitter files and conservatives being censored, you know, it’s, it’s, it seems pretty hypocritical if you ask me,” she said.