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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Friday defended Rep. Lauren Boebert as she “apologised” for Rep. Ilhan Omar’s recent derogatory comments about religion – but he also called Boebert and far-right allies like Reps Paul Goser and Marjorie Taylor Green. Controversies surrounding Problem.”

“It’s things we wouldn’t want to deal with,” said McCarthy, R-California. “The American people want to focus on curbing inflation, gas prices and so on. And anything that deviates from that creates problems.”


“Lauren Boebert, as I called her when she came forward, we talked. She apologized publicly. She apologized personally,” McCarthy also said of Boebert’s comments about Omar. “Anything else goes awry in disagreement, you’re sorry—exactly what Lauren Boebert did.”

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Representative Ilhan Omar hangs on Rep. Lauren Boebert after stressful phone call

Democrats disagree that Boebert, R-Colo. adequately apologized to Omar, D-Min, for the allegedly Islamophobic remarks.

Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., awaits the start of a news conference in front of the US Capitol on July 1, 2021 in Washington, DC

“It wasn’t an apology, it was a rationalization,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-MD, said of a call between Boebert and Omar over the weekend.

Boebert apologizes to Muslim community after Ilhan Omar’s comments: ‘I have contacted him’

Omar said, “Instead of apologizing for his Islamophobic comments and fabricated lies, Rep. Boebert refused to publicly acknowledge his hurtful and dangerous comments. He instead doubled down on his rhetoric and I called unproductive.” decided to end it.”

Rape.  Ilhan Omar, D-Min., attends a bill nomination ceremony for the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act at the Capitol on Thursday, June 17, 2021.  (Photo: Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images)

The House Progressives are now formally asking Boebert to be removed from the work of their Committee on Comments. But Republicans have warned that if Democrats continue to remove GOP members from their committees, as they did with Green, R-Ga., and Gosar, R-Ariz., Republicans will retaliate if they hold a majority in 2022. achieve.

“did anyone [Democrats’] When Omar said the only reason I supported Israel was talking about Benjamin?” McCarthy said on Friday. “I never got an apology or a phone call.”