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Omar Seek Action Over House Colleague’s Remarks on Muslims

posted on November 29, 2021

James Anderson of The Associated Press reports, “Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota called Friday for House leaders to take ‘appropriate action’ against Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert for using anti-Muslim language in describing a recent encounter she had with Omar at the U.S. Capitol.” Boebert joked that Omar might be a suicide bomber and referred to her as part of the “jihad squad.” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats called on Boebert to retract her comments, but no other formal actions have been taken yet. Boebert subsequently tweeted an apology to the Muslim community, adding that she had reached out to Omar’s office.

Read at The Associated Press