In response to complaints that a joke Rep. Lauren Boebert told about radical Islamist Rep. Ilhan Omar was “Islamophobic,” Democratic leaders reportedly have discussed a possible resolution broadly condemning Islamophobia sometime this week.
The joke, which was pretty hilarious at delivery, went like this:
“So the other night on the House floor was not my first jihad squad moment. So, I was getting into an elevator with one of my staffers. And he and I are – we’re leaving the Capitol. We’re going back to my office and we get in the elevator, and I see a Capitol Police officer running hurriedly to the elevator,” Ms Boebert said in the footage shared by @PatriotTakes on Twitter.
“I see fret all over his face, and he’s reaching … the door’s shutting, like I can’t – I can’t open it – like, what’s happening? I look to my left, and there she is. Ilhan Omar. I said, ‘Well she doesn’t have a backpack, we should be fine,’” said Ms Boebert to laughter from the crowd.
Twitter account @patriottakes, which tracks Republicans and tries to get them deplatformed posted the above and then followed with a tweet asking:
If Lauren Boebert, at a campaign event, suggested Ilhan Omar was a threat to blow up the US Capitol Building, is that enough for Boebert to be stripped of committee assignments?
Now, The Hill reports that a resolution condemning “Islamophobia” might not be enough for nearly 40 progressive allies of Omar, as well as multiple caucus leaders, who are now openly calling for a repeat of the action taken against conservative Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Paul Gosar of Arizona.
Omar said Sunday that she thinks Boebert should be removed from House committees and expects Democratic leadership to make a decision in the coming days.
“I have had a conversation with the Speaker, and I'm very confident that she will take decisive action next week,” Omar said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Oddly enough, when Omar and her fellow Muslims and Far Left progressive squad members have been caught in serial statements of anti-Semitism the Speaker did not take “decisive action” and a halfhearted “If I have offended anyone” type apology always gets them off.
When Democrats went after Steve King a number of Republicans voted to strip him of his committee assignments. Likewise, when Rep. Marjory Taylor Greene was attacked, 11 House Republicans joined them to strip her of her committee assignments – and we haven’t forgotten their names.
We have a message for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Republicans: Any Republican who votes for a resolution to sanction Rep. Boebert gets automatic and unrelenting opposition from us. We won’t forgive and we won’t forget who caved and who gave Democrats a pass for behavior far beyond a joke.
Call House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy at (202) 225-2915 tell him he, and the rest of the House Republican Conference, need to get a backbone, stand up for one of their own for a change and fight to keep Rep. Lauren Boebert on her committees.
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