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November 30, 2021

Boebert Reaches Out to Omar, Escalates Feud

The feud between Reps. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) escalated after Boebert reached out to Omar on Monday in an attempt to bridge the gap following incendiary remarks she’d made suggesting Omar was a terrorist.

Boebert became the center of left-wing ire after a video surfaced of her suggesting that Omar, a Muslim, could be a suicide bomber.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said that he spoke with Boebert on Friday, and she apologized for her comments. He also said in a statement that he contacted House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) for help coordinating a conversation between Omar and Boebert “so that Congress can get back to talking to each other and working on the challenges facing the American people.”

The incendiary video

The tension between Boebert and Omar boiled over after a video surfaced over Thanksgiving weekend of the far-right freshman lawmaker saying she and a staffer were getting on a Capitol elevator when she saw a Capitol Police officer running toward them.

She then turned and saw Omar standing nearby. “I said, ‘Well, she doesn’t have a backpack. We should be fine,'” Boebert said. “And I said, ‘Oh, look. The ‘jihad squad’ decided to show up for work today.'”

Boebert issued an apology on Friday “to anyone in the Muslim community I offended with my comment about Rep. Omar.” Boebert also reached out to Omar’s office to speak with her directly.

But any effort to patch things up quickly soured when Boebert and Omar finally connected over the phone on Monday.

The ill-fated phone call

While Omar has said that the elevator encounter didn’t happen, the pair’s accounts of Monday’s phone call don’t differ too much. Both agree that the call ended with Omar abruptly hanging up on Boebert, and both came away equally aggravated.

Omar said the apology was inadequate, and Boebert said Omar and the Democrats were being too sensitive.

“Instead of apologizing for her Islamophobic comments and fabricated lies, Representative Boebert refused to publicly acknowledge her hurtful and dangerous comments,” Omar said in a statement. “She instead doubled down on her rhetoric, and I decided to end the unproductive call.”

According to Ben Stout, Boebert’s press secretary, Boebert told Omar she was a “strong Christian woman.” She said she should have attacked Omar on their dissenting political views, not on her religion. Boebert said she shouldn’t have told the elevator story and shouldn’t have called her a member of the “jihad squad.”

At that point, Omar demanded a public apology.

“I told Ilhan Omar that she should make a public apology to the American people for her anti-American, antisemitic, anti-police rhetoric,” Boebert said in an Instagram video. “She continued to press, and I continued to press back.”

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Boebert Reaches Out to Omar After Incendiary Video, Escalating a Feud

4 comments on Boebert Reaches Out to Omar, Escalates Feud

  1. Old Fur Trapper says:

    Omar deserves nothing! All the anti American and anti Semantic rhetoric she has spoken since she took office voids ANY apologies from anyone for what they might say with reference to her and her blood cult! If she doesn’t like it, she knows where she can go! She has NO Constitutional rights to not be offended by anything or by what anyone says. Life doesn’t work that way.

    1. Grizzly says:

      I agree with everything you just put forth. Why do Omar & the rest of the “far left commies” think they can expose any inflammable rhetoric they like but if they get their tender little insignificant feelings hurt they are entitled to a “public apology?? Omar & those like her should be tried & deported, at the very least, for the harm they have caused to the American people.

    2. Janey says:

      I couldn’t agree more Old Fur Trapper! The “squad” has done nothing to help the American people but only think of themselves and their agenda! It’s always a one way trap!

  2. Mary-Jo says:

    Omar comes here Illegally from a Terrorist moslim tribe in Somalia! She married her brother to get into our country ! She is evil & as illegal as she can get! She should have NEVER been allowed to run for office !! It is OK for her to try to take dwn our country & call people here all sorts od names, but when it comes to her, she get all indignant !! SORRY, BUT IT WION’T WASH !!

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