Politics AOC blasts Dem leadership for not stripping Boebert's committees seats: 'Embarrassing'
Ilhan Omar Calls Lauren Boebert 'Buffoon' Over Jihad Squad Remarks
The Minnesota representative called out Boebert who told a "made up" story many have condemned for being anti-Muslim.Anti-right-wing-extremism website PatriotTakes shared a video it said had been filmed in Boebert's home state of Colorado over the Thanksgiving break.
"Squad" leader Rep.on Friday blasted House Democratic leadership for not stripping Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., from her committee assignments, calling it an embarrassment.
The New York Democrat's swipe at her own party is the latest development in the feud between Boebert and Ocasio-Cortez’s fellow "Squad" member Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.
"It’s embarrassing that there is any hesitation on this," Ocasio-Cortez wrote. "How can we have different consequences for different kinds of bigotry or incitement?"
Rep. Adam Kinzinger retweets Lauren Boebert's primary challenger after calling the Colorado lawmaker 'TRASH' for her anti-Muslim story about Ilhan Omar
"Help me take out the trash," Marina Zimmerman, a Republican primary challenger to Boebert, wrote on Twitter. Kinzinger retweeted her message.A video posted on Twitter on Thursday by PatriotTakes — an organization that researches and monitors "the extremism and radicalization of the far right" — showed Boebert at a campaign event recounting a supposed run-in with Omar at the US Capitol.
"This should be treated equally and consistently," the self-described democratic socialist continued. "Incite against a member and you’re stripped. End of story. She refuses to even apologize."
Boebert called Omar on Monday toin what turned into a tense phone call centered around Boebert's recent controversial remarks about the Minnesota Democrat’s religion that saw Omar hang up on the Colorado Republican.
Boebert said she organized the call with Omar because she "wanted to let her know directly that I had reflected on my previous remarks."
"Now as a strong, Christian woman who values faith deeply, I never want anything I say to offend someone's religion. So I told her that. Even after I put out a public statement to that effect, she said that she still wanted a public apology because what I had done wasn't good enough. So I reiterated to her what I had just said," Boebert continued.
Lauren Boebert Apologizes to Muslims for Ilhan Omar Comment, Calls It a 'Distraction'
"There are plenty of policy differences to focus on without this unnecessary distraction," the congresswoman tweeted on Friday.Boebert referred to her Democratic colleague as a member of the "Jihad Squad" during a discussion about the censure of fellow Representative Paul Gosar of Arizona earlier this month. Boebert received further criticism this week after a video surfaced in which she discussed riding an elevator with Omar.
"She kept asking for a public apology so I told Ilhan Omar that she should make a public apology to the American people for her anti-American, anti-Semitic, anti-police rhetoric. She continued to press and I continued to press back. And then, Representative Omar hung up on me."
Omar issued a statement blaming Boebert for how the call unfolded and confirming that she ended the conversation.
"Today I graciously accepted a call from Rep. Lauren Boebert in the hope of receiving a direct apology for falsely claiming she met me in an elevator, suggesting I was a terrorist, and for a history of anti-Muslim hate," Omar said in a statement.
Lauren Boebert Says Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Will Spur 'Misguided Outrage'
Ghislaine Maxwell is accused of grooming underage girls to have sex with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein."Tomorrow the Ghislaine Maxwell trial begins. Get ready for a higher-than-usual amount of leftist panic and misguided outrage," Boebert tweeted Sunday.
"Instead of apologizing for her Islamophobic comments and fabricated lies, Rep. Boebert refused to publicly acknowledge her hurtful and dangerous comments. She instead doubled down on her rhetoric and I decided to end the unproductive call."
The phone call came in response to Omar accusing the Colorado congresswoman of making up an "anti-Muslim" story about her while speaking to supporters.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., defended Boebert on Friday, saying "she apologized" for recent insulting comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar's religion – but he did admit controversies surrounding Boebert and far-right allies like Reps. Paul Gosar and Marjorie Taylor Greene cause "problems."
"It's things we would not want to deal with," McCarthy said. "The American people want to focus on stopping inflation, gas prices, and others. And anything that deviates from that causes problems."
"Lauren Boebert, as I called her when it came forward, we talked. She apologized publicly. She apologized personally," McCarthy also said, regarding Boebert's comments about Omar. "In disagreements and something goes astray, you apologize for it – exactly what Lauren Boebert did."
Democrats, however, do not believe that Boebert has apologized to Omar enough for her comment.
Fox News’ Tyler Olson and Jessica Chasmar contributed reporting.
Ilhan Omar reveals graphic anti-Muslim voicemail threat .
Rep. Ilhan Omar revealed on Tuesday a threatening voicemail she says came hours after her phone call with fellow congresswoman Lauren Boebert, which by all accounts escalated a feud between the two that began with the emergence of a video of Boebert making anti-Muslim comments about Omar. © Provided by Washington Examiner Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, appeared with Reps. Andre Carson and Rashida Tlaib, the two other Muslim members of the House, calling on Republican leadership to condemn Boebert for her conduct.