Rep. Ilhan omarIlhan Omar Senators make bipartisan effort to block 0M arms sales to Saudis McCarthy vows to restore Greene and Gosar to committees if Republican Party wins Boebert House faces heavy criticism after Gosar speech MORE (D-Minn.) He criticized Rep. Lauren boebertLauren Boebert Jan. 6 Organizers Used Burner Phones to Communicate with Trump Family, White House: Report Trump Supports Gosar After No-No Vote Boebert Faces Strong Criticism After Gosar Floor Speech MORE (Republican of Colorado) for the “anti-Muslim” comments she made in a viral video and denied the veracity of an incident that Boebert said took place on Capitol Hill.
“Anti-Muslim intolerance is not funny and should not be normalized. Congress cannot be a place where hateful and dangerous Muslim platitudes are not condemned, ”Omar said on Twitter Thursday night.
In fact, this buffoon looks down when he sees me on Capitol Hill, this whole story is made up. Sad, think that intolerance has its influence.
Anti-Muslim bigotry is no fun and shouldn’t be normalized. Congress cannot be a place where hateful and dangerous Muslim platitudes are not condemned. https://t.co/S1APT7RbqW
– Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 26, 2021
In the video, shared by a Twitter account called PatriotTakes, Boebert recounted an incident that he said took place with Omar.
“So the other night on the Chamber floor was not my first jihad squad moment. So I was getting into an elevator with one of my employees. And he and I are leaving the Capitol. We go back to my office and get on the elevator, and I see a Capitol Police officer rushing toward the elevator, “Boebert said in the video.
“I see unease all over her face, and it’s reaching… The door is closing, like I can’t, I can’t open it, like, what’s going on? I look to my left and there it is. Ilhan Omar. I said, ‘Well, she doesn’t have a backpack, we should be fine,’ ”he said as the audience laughed at the video.
Omar responded on Twitter after the video went viral.
“In fact, this buffoon looks down when he sees me on Capitol Hill, this whole story is made up. It is sad that I think that intolerance has its influence, “said Omar on Twitter.
The Hill has reached out to the offices of Omar and Boebert for comment.
The comments also drew criticism from the CNN host. Jake tapperJacob (Jake) Paul Tapper Republican Rep. Upton Not Sure If He Will Run Again Bass Calls On ‘Black Shepherds’ Comment During Arbery’s Trial On ‘Despicable’ Sunday Shows: Biden Officials Create Inflation Message MORE, who called Bobert’s comments “pure anti-Muslim bigotry.”
“This is pure anti-Muslim bigotry and as such is completely contrary to what the United States is supposed to stand for. That this is tolerated in American politics and the House Republican Party is an indictment against anyone who is silent about it, ”Tapper tweeted Thursday.
This is pure anti-Muslim bigotry and as such is completely contrary to what the United States is supposed to stand for. That this is tolerated in American politics and the Republican Party of the House of Representatives is an indictment against anyone who keeps silent about it. https://t.co/b5dNprwG2n
– Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 26, 2021
It is not the first time that Boebert has made controversial comments about the progressive Democrat. Earlier this month, Boebert defended his colleague Rep. Paul gosarPaul Anthony Gosar Jan. 6 Organizers Used Burner Phones to Communicate with Trump Family, White House: Report on Right’s New Love of Satire and Defense of ‘It’s Just a Joke’ Photos of the Week: President Biden , the Kenosha protests and a pardon for peanut butter MORE (R-Ariz.) Before he was finally censored by the House for tweeting a video that showed him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Alexandria Ocasio-CortezClimate summit is another example of Biden’s agenda in the United States. (DN.Y.) in an animated video.
During his speech on the Chamber floor, he stepped away from Gosar at one point to talk about Omar in addition to Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael Swalwell McCarthy vows to restore Greene and Gosar to committees if GOP wins House Boebert faces heavy criticism after Gosar floor speech Alabama Republican touts provision in infrastructure bill who voted against MORE (D-Calif.)
“The Minnesota Jihad Squad member paid her husband, and not her brother, the other, more than a million dollars in campaign funds,” Boebert said at the time, referring to Omar. “This member is authorized on the Foreign Affairs Committee while praising the terrorists.”