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Rep. Lauren Boebert apologizes for derogatory comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar

WASHINGTON D.C. (KRDO) -- Southern Colorado Republican Representative Lauren Boebert apologized for comments she made about Minnesota Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar, a Muslim. The video, posted by the Twitter account Patriot Takes, shows Rep. Boebert sharing a story of an alleged experience with Rep. Omar she had at the U.S. Capitol.

In the video, Boebert claims she was getting into an elevator with her staff when a Capitol police officer ran towards her with "fret all over his face."

She continues by saying she realized Rep. Omar was in the elevator with her. Boebert then says "well, she doesn't have a backpack, we should be fine," in reference to Omar.

Boebert tells the crowd she then looked at her fellow Congresswoman and said, "oh look, the Jihad Squad decided to show up to work today."

Thursday evening, Omar commented on the video, saying "Anti-Muslim bigotry isn't funny and shouldn't be normalized. Congress can't be a place where hateful and dangerous Muslims tropes get no condemnation." Omar also said the story Boebert shared was "made up."

Friday, Boebert took to Twitter to apologize for the story.

Pueblo County Republican chairman Robert Leverington backed Boebert, telling KRDO, "I think that Congresswoman Boebert probably expressed the sentiment of many Americans," he continued. "This Congresswoman Omar has been poking her finger in the eyes of many Americans over the last couple of years,
and we're sick of it."

Omar commented again Friday, "Saying I am a suicide bomber is no laughing matter." The congresswoman went on to call on Republican Leader and California Representative Kevin McCarthy and Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to "take appropriate action."

Omar also said, "bigotry not only endangers my life but the lives of all Muslims."

This wasn't the first time Boebert publicly used the term "Jihad Squad." Last week, Arizona Republican Representative Paul Gosar was censured by Democrats and two Republicans after he posted an animated video depicting the killing of New York Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

According to CNN, Boebert defended Gosar on the House floor by referring to some Democratic congress members as the "Jihad squad."

New York Democratic Representative Jamaal Bowman told CNN while he felt safe, Boebert's comments are "incredibly concerning."

“Congressman Boebert referred to us as the ‘Jihad squad’ on the House floor. What that does is it empowers and inspires people who want to do us harm, to actually go and do that harm. She is on the House floor spewing ‘Jihad squad,’ ” Bowman said. “I feel safe, but it is incredibly concerning that she is speaking this way and we have to respond to that in some way.”

KRDO has reached out to Rep. Boebert's team for any further comment on the situation.

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55 Comments

    1. Totally agree, I’m sad Lauren broke my heart for apologizing to this brother-banging piece of garbage rejected from her own culture. That old brother bone must be halal.

    2. Yet you support terrorist acts against the United States. The terrorist mob that attacked the United States Capitol on Jan 6, 2021 was of the same mindset as Osama Bin Laden and his jihadist. Republicans are terrorists.

      1. The only problem with January 6th is that it didn’t succeed. The election was stolen. Biden and his administration is destroying the country. Just look around and quit being an idiot

  1. Omar also said, “bigotry not only endangers my life but the lives of all Muslims.”
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    Omar, tell us again how you feel about Jewish people?

    1. Omar has criticized Israel for offensive atrocities. Hard to blame her for factual events.

          1. She loves Donald Trump. Haven’t you seen her hugging him?
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            So that disproves your latest theory.

  2. Some people said some things…You’d think with her superior intellect a few words wouldn’t break the anti-Semite omar stride. She is, after all, a strong woman of color.

  3. Only Republicans Give REAL Apologies,
    Not Ones That Say “they Are Sorry That Some People Were Offended”

    1. Intelligent people know that the ability to apologize has nothing to do with political affiliations.

    1. All I can say is keep her reg sax offender hubby away from my kids. Is he even ALLOWED in the Capitol?

  4. Never apologize to the woke mob. It only emboldens them, and gives them authority. Ignore their criticism, and, eventually, they go away. The wokesters have an attention span that is shorter than a 2 year old who is on the all sugar diet, and a maturity level to match.

      1. This is coming from a person that contradicts himself repeatedly. You either have a case of the “Biden’s” (cognitive problems) or you enjoy looking like a fool.

        1. Show me one time where I contradicted myself and didn’t admit making a mistake.
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          That’s the difference between those who briefly look like fools, and those like yourself who continue to demonstrate that they are fools.

  5. That’s actually a pretty funny story! Nobody has a sense of humor anymore. If you are constantly seeking something to be offended by, you’ll always find it.

      1. Except…she didnt. The guy you’re talking about is a British citizen and currently live back in the UK. Fact check much? You guys believe ANYTHING….hey…did jfk make it to the rally?…lol…

  6. By reading some of the comments on here you can tell who have no morals. That woman is married to a man who shows his D*&K to young girls. If it was your daughter you would be screaming, but yet you support this. Amazing. She is pure trash, but go ahead and pretend you have morals and are God fearing tools.

    1. Yup…all about lip service and the vote. The current gop will literally hold hands with ANYONE for a vote…WPs, Q and now the Moonies. Total joke.

  7. So why does KRDO keep this up as a headline for 3-4 days? Did they even bother to cover when Omar had to “opologised” for rude remarks about Israel and Jewish people?

    1. Awwww…lil snowflake doesn’t like the story. We should take it down like it never happened, right?

  8. Naw little snowflake jus wanna see equal coverage for dem sh**t, but mouseflakes and others flip out if any stories are run when dems do as bad or worse.oh that’s right, when Dems do rotten things, it doesn’t get covered- like it never happened…. Lol if you vote democrat, you are part of the problem. Let’s go Joe, read your script , everything is fine. Lol

  9. Everyone here seems to miss the point. She is not Muslim. In Islam women can’t hold such positions of authority. She might be the black version of Islam spread amongst black Americans, but any true Muslim can tell you that there is no mothership orbiting the moon nor white man placed on earth to punish the black man for indiscretions.

  10. Of course we must remember this is the same congresswomen (Omar) who referred to the United States in the same light as the taliban. She is a complete threat to the democracy of this country. I hope the citizens of Minnesota realize the error of their ways and remove this POS from office sooner than later. There was certainly no need to apologize for speaking the truth.

    1. We need to keep her. I really want to know what’s under Omar’s towel. What’s she hiding or smuggling?

  11. Lauren Boebert is only the frosting on a great big cake. The really scary, dangerous folks are the one’s that VOTED for her and the likes of Marjorie Taylor Greene. Here lies the real threat to this Country. Where did THESE people come from?

  12. Why is the two-party system acting like a reality television show? Shouldn’t both be better serving their const(i)tuients by actually doing their duties and responsibilities?
    Each day we are moving closer and closer to Idiocracy becoming a “how to video” more than a “satirical video”.
    Plutocracy plain and simple.
    Our elected officials, federal, state, county, and municipality, from both parties should feel ashamed, and embarr@ssed, but I guess the money from their corporate benefactors is just too good to p@ss up.

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