This week, Jayapal may be forced to go on the record, not in an interview but with a vote on a resolution.
Omar, a freshman Democrat, got into a heated social media spat with fellow Democratic lawmaker Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) last week over her recent remarks about the influence of pro-Israel groups on politicians in Washington.
The Associated Press wrote similarly, reporting that the decision was announced in a meeting of leading Democrats late Tuesday. Nadler, however, hasn't taken part in writing the resolution and hasn't now signed on to it, one of his aides said.
In the past she has claimed that Israel's relationship with the U.S. was "all about the Benjamins", which drew criticism from both Republicans and Democrats. GOP legislators have followed the lead of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), demanding she be removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee and comparing her remarks to racist comments by Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King, whose embrace of white supremacist rhetoric led to him being stripped of his committee assignments earlier this year.
A dark day for the Democrats, surely.
"I am told everyday that I am anti-American if I am not pro-Israel", she tweeted.More news: Pakistan border quiet but Kashmir tense amid militancy crackdown
"Speaker Pelosi, you demonstrated wisdom and leadership in rebuking Rep. Omar on February 11 following her use of anti-Semitic stereotypes, and Chairman Engel, your reaction to the classic anti-Semitic trope of the charge of "dual loyalty" about American Jews, that Rep. Omar uttered this weekend at a Washington establishment, was highly appropriate, and we applaud you both for that".
The text of the resolution isn't settled, the aide said, and it's unclear whether it will mention Omar specifically.
But Omar has not apologized for her most recent statements, instead defending them in Twitter postings Sunday. The issue of dual loyalty has always been a sensitive issue for many U.S. Jews who support Israel, insisting that they are first and foremost American though working to safeguard Israeli interests. "I am sure we agree on that!", Omar told Lowey, hinting that Lowey's support for Israel was not in the interests of her congressional district in NY.
Omar has much more where that came from, but she has gotten under the skin of a few of her colleagues with that one.
Congresswoman Omar's detractors include fellow Democratic Congressman Juan Vargas, who said on Twitter that "questioning support for the US-Israel relationship is unacceptable".
According to critics, Omar's comments Wednesday played into a long-standing anti-Semitic attack that Jews can not be considered loyal citizens of their home countries.
President Donald Trump jumped into the controversy as well. "That's what I hope our resolution can do".
The Anti-Defamation League, a non-profit that tracks and exposes anti-Semitism, wrote a letter to Pelosi on Monday requesting a House resolution to reject what the organization called Omar's "latest slur".