Max Rose Should Call for Her Resignation from House Foreign Affairs Committee

Nicole Malliotakis, the New York State Assemblywoman and Republican candidate in New York’s 11th Congressional District, today called on U.S. Representative Max Rose to “do the right thing” and join the call for radical Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. On Wednesday, Rep. Omar stated that U.S. policies had, “helped lead the devastation in Venezuela” while not acknowledging the actions of socialist strongman Nicolas Maduro, who has led the once prosperous country to economic collapse and the brink of civil war.

During the first 4 months of 2019, Congresswoman Omar has created controversy by making a number of anti-Semitic remarks as well as downplaying the 9/11 terror attacks on New York’s World Trade Center as an instance where “some people did something.”

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis said, “It’s become obvious that Rep. Ilhan Omar is the self appointed leader of the blame America first crowd in Congress. Her words show little understanding of what has happened in Venezuela and the fact that the country’s present situation is directly linked to two decades of failed socialist policies implemented by Hugo Chavez and his hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro.

“If Rep. Omar feels so strongly about the issue, perhaps she should head to Caracas and join the ranks of the Cuban and Russian military and political advisors who are helping President Maduro hang on to power and suppress the will of the Venezuelan people.

“Earlier this year, Congressman Max Rose gave Ilhan Omar a pass when she spouted anti-Semitic rhetoric. He called her a ‘friend’ and said that, ‘we share great values’ and would even double-down at a recent town hall sponsored by the Council of Jewish Organizations of Staten Island by maintaining she should remain on the Foreign Affairs Committee.

“The people of New York’s 11th Congressional district deserve to know what ‘values’ Congressman Rose shares with Ilhan Omar. Time is long past for him to step-up and do the right thing and call for the resignation of Rep. Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. In the meantime, his silence speaks volumes.”