The Huffington Post reports:
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Thursday called out Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) for sharing a “made up” exchange in which Boebert claimed to have made a vile, anti-Muslim joke while the two women shared an elevator at work.
While campaigning in Colorado over the Thanksgiving break, Boebert boasted that she was recently in a Capitol elevator with a staffer when a concerned Capitol police officer rushed over, according to right-wing extremism monitoring site Patriot Takes.
“I look to my left and there she is. Ilhan Omar,” Boebert said in a clip posted by the group. “I say, well, she doesn’t have a backpack, we should be fine.”
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Fact, this buffoon looks down when she sees me at the Capitol, this whole story is made up. Sad she thinks bigotry gets her clout.
Anti-Muslim bigotry isn’t funny & shouldn’t be normalized. Congress can’t be a place where hateful and dangerous Muslims tropes get no condemnation. https://t.co/S1APT7RbqW
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 26, 2021
These pathetic racist lies will not only endanger the life of @IlhanMN, but will increase hate crimes towards Muslims.
The continued silence & inaction towards this hate-filled colleague and others is enabling violence. It must stop.https://t.co/wVsOs6Hf73
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) November 26, 2021
Shameful, deeply offensive & dangerous. Yet another blatant display of Islamophobia targeting @IlhanMN These comments are personally hurtful, legitimately endanger her & the broader Muslim community. Rhetoric like this must be denounced & anyone spewing it held to account. https://t.co/5m3Qykn2WM
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) November 26, 2021
We can’t ignore this hate and fear mongering. It just SHOULD NOT be allowed for a member of the U.S. Congress to believe or share such abhorrent ideology. @SpeakerPelosi @GOPLeader https://t.co/X9EBQ3YdXP
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) November 26, 2021