INTERVIEW: Fairfax GOP Chairman Talks School Board Recall

Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts was on WMAL’s O’Connor & Company to discuss the controversies engulfing the Fairfax County School Board — and the efforts of local parent-activists to recall three board members (Abrar Omeish, Elaine Tholen and Laura Jane Cohen).

Much of the interview focused on the radical, divisive rhetoric of at-large board member Abrar Omeish. At Justice High School’s June 7 graduation ceremony, Omeish told students to remember “jihad” as they entered a world of “capitalism,” “individualism” and “white supremacy.”

Only last month, Omeish made headlines for bashing Israel as the Jewish nation-state was under attack from Hamas terrorists. Notably, she offered no condemnation — or even criticism — of Hamas. Since then, Omeish has only doubled down, vowing to never resign.

Omeish now faces a grassroots effort to remove her from office if she fails to leave voluntarily. “The recall effort is actually pushed by parents — Republicans, Democrats and independents alike,” Knotts said Friday on WMAL.


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