He was referring to Boebert’s horrifying joke in a speech to constituents last week in which he suggested Rep. ilhan umri (D-Min.), a Muslim, could be a suicide bomber.
“I … condemn the comments my colleague in Congress made to a fellow colleague on the other side of the aisle,” Reid said. CNNof “Outfront.” “It’s smallpox in all of our homes.”
He said: “We have fallen to a point in the institution of Congress”. [to a] A level of hatred I’ve never felt before.”
This “rhetorical, this type of commentary has to stop. We need to focus on the American people and solve their problems. That should be the mission,” said Reid, former leader of the House Problem Solver Caucus.
It’s “the institution of Congress, this is the People’s House, and we have to respect each other,” Reid said. US citizens “should work together to oppose engaging in acts of a high-school-level nature.”
Boebert claimed in his conversation with constituents in Colorado that he had recently stepped into an elevator with Omar at the US Capitol when a concerned police officer arrived before the doors were closed.
“I look to my left and there it is, Ilhan Omar,” Boebert said with a laugh in a video clip of his story. “I say, well, he doesn’t have a backpack, we should be fine.”
He also claimed that he looked at the Democratic lawmaker and said: “Oh, look, the jihad squad decided to come to work today.”
Umar said that nothing like this happened.
Boebert claimed he called Omar on Monday to apologize – but instead attacked him – and suggested that Omar “sympathizes with terrorists.”
“I never want to ask someone to offend someone’s religion, so I told him,” Boebert told Monday in a statement. Instagram video recapturing conservation,
But then Boebert said he told Omar that “he should publicly apologize to the American people for his anti-American, anti-Semitic, anti-police rhetoric.”
only then Umar ends the call,
Omar is asking Boebert to face some sort of approval from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California), which is unlikely.
“To this day, the leadership of the Republican Party has did nothing to condemn and hold its own members accountable For repeated instances of anti-Muslim hatred and harassment,” Omar said in a statement on Monday.
“This is not a hate statement or about a politician; It is about a party that has brought bigotry and hatred into the mainstream. It is time for Republican leader McCarthy to really hold his party accountable.”