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Ilhan Omar criticizes Lauren Boebert for telling an anti-Muslim story ‘made up’ by influence


Ilhan Omar criticizes Lauren Boebert for telling an anti-Muslim story ‘made up’ by influence.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) called Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) Thursday for sharing a “fabricated” exchange in which Boebert claimed to have made a vile, anti-Muslim joke while the two women shared an elevator in the job.

While campaigning in Colorado over the Thanksgiving break, Boebert bragged that he was recently in a Capitol elevator with a staff member when a concerned Capitol police officer rushed in, according to the extremism monitoring site. from right Patriot Takes.

“I look to my left and there it is. Ilhan Omar, ”Boebert said in a clip posted by the group. “I say, well, she doesn’t have a backpack, we should be fine.”

He then claimed that he also looked at Omar and said, “Oh look, the Jihad team decided to report to work today.”

Omar is one of the first two Muslim women in Congress.

According to Omar, the whole story was fiction.

“Actually this buffoon looks down when he sees me on Capitol Hill, this whole story is made up,” he tweeted. “Sad, she thinks that intolerance has its influence.

Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) Said Boebert’s comments were embarrassing, deeply offensive, and dangerous.

“Another blatant display of Islamophobia directed at Omar,” he said tweeted. “These comments are personally hurtful, they legitimately endanger her and the Muslim community in general. Rhetoric like this must be denounced and anyone who throws it must be held accountable. ”

Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., labeled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted and called for action.

“We cannot ignore this fostering of hatred and fear. A member of the United States Congress simply MUST NOT be allowed to create or share such an abominable ideology, ”he wrote.

Boebert sparked an uproar last week when he called Omar a member of the “Jihad squad” while speaking on the floor of the Chamber. She has since repeated this anti-Muslim bigotry about other members of the so-called Squad, a group of progressive House Democrats of color, including Omar.

Boebert returned to his home state of Colorado over the Thanksgiving break. Over the weekend, he campaigned at the Tanner Gun Show in Pueblo, wearing an offensive T-shirt that read “Guns don’t kill people, Alec Baldwin does.”


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