In a video dated Sept. 2, Boebert said, “One of my staffers, on his first day with me, got into an elevator in the Capitol. And in that elevator, we were joined by Ilhan Omar.”
“I said, well, looky there, it’s the Jihad Squad…She doesn’t have a backpack. She wasn’t dropping it and running, so we’re good,” she added.
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NEW: Another video shows Lauren Boebert suggesting Ilhan Omar was a terrorist at an event in September.
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) November 30, 2021
Omar reacted to the video tweeting, “The evolution of this dangerous tale is frightening. Trying to come up with the most bigoted ways to traffic Islamophobic tropes is the brand of the Republican party.”
“It should be clear by now that there needs to be real consequence for this hateful anti-Muslim rhetoric. Enough!” she added.
The evolution of this dangerous tale is frightening. Trying to come up with the most bigoted ways to traffic Islamophobic tropes is the brand of the Republican party.
It should be clear by now that there needs to be real consequence for this hateful anti-Muslim rhetoric. Enough! https://t.co/QoZXBud3zH
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 30, 2021
Last week, a video surfaced of Boebert telling a similar version of this story — which Omar says is a made up incident — at a different event, as IJR reported.
She later apologized to “anyone in the Muslim community I offended with my comment,” and a phone call was set up between the two Congresswomen.
However, the call apparently did not go well. On Monday, Boebert said Omar asked for a public apology during the call and hung up after she pushed the Minnesota Congresswoman to “make a public apology to the American people for her anti-American, anti-Semitic, anti-police rhetoric.”
In a statement, Omar said she hung up because Boebert “refused to publicly acknowledge her hurtful and dangerous comment” and “instead doubled down on her rhetoric.”
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) was asked if Democrats would censure Boebert. He said, “We’re considering what action ought to be taken.”
However, he added that he would not “prejudge” what actions they might take.
Earlier this month, the House voted largely along party lines to censure Rep. Paul Gosar (D-Ariz.) over a video he shared depicting him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and swinging a sword at President Joe Biden.
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