Boebert said he called Omar on Monday to say he had “reflected” on his earlier comments, in which he joked with the crowd About Umar, a Muslim, a suicide bomber.
“I never want to ask someone to hurt someone’s religion, so I told him,” Boebert said Monday in a Instagram video recapturing conservation,
Boebert said he essentially repeated the statement he posted on Twitter last week, which was an apology to the Muslim community – not to Omar. And Boebert made it clear that Omar would not receive an apology.
“She said she still wanted a public apology because what I did wasn’t good enough,” Boebert said. “So I told Ilhan Omar that she should publicly apologize to the American people for her anti-American, anti-Semitic, anti-police rhetoric. She kept pressing and I kept pressing back.”
During an event in her district last week, Boebert told an anecdote about a Capitol police officer running toward an elevator that she had just boarded with her staff. He said he did not understand why the officer looked worried until he saw that Omar was there.
“I said, ‘Well, he doesn’t have a backpack, I should be fine,'” Boebert said to a thunderous applause from his constituents. “I said, ‘Hey look, the jihad squad decided to come to work today.
in a statement, Omar essentially confirmed the details of Boebert’s call.
Omar said, “Today, I gracefully accepted a call from Rep. Lauren Boebert to falsely claim she met me in an elevator, and expect to apologize directly to me for her history of anti-Muslim hatred. I was in.” , “Instead of apologizing for her Islamophobic comments and fabricated lies, Rep. Boebert refused to publicly acknowledge her hurtful and dangerous remarks. Instead she doubled down on her rhetoric and I called for an end to the unproductive call. decided. “
Omar reiterated his call for Boebert to face some sort of approval from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California), which is unlikely. Earlier this month, McCarthy refused to support a censure motion against Representative Paul Goser (R-Ariz.) after a far-right Republican found himself murdering Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Dn.Y). Posted a cartoon video of
McCarthy is also afraid to go against the most extremist members of his party because doing so could put him at odds with former President Donald Trump. Without Trump’s backing, McCarthy will have a tough time becoming Speaker of the House if Republicans win control in the 2022 midterm.
In his remarks at the event in Colorado, Boebert said of Omar that “his employees on Twitter do the talking for him,” but Omar himself revealed earlier this month what he said about Boebert and other right-wing Republicans. Thinks who regularly target her. ,
“They are really angry, sad and you know I pray for them to find happiness,” Omar said. “I pray for them to find God. I pray for them to find peace.”