in

Lauren Boebert Outrageously Calls Ilhan Omar A Member Of The ‘Jihad Squad’

Lauren Boebert Outrageously Calls Ilhan Omar A Member Of The 'Jihad Squad'

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) called fellow Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) a “jihad squad member” on Wednesday during a House debate on the resolution to censure Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.).

“This is a dumb waste of the House’s time, but since the speaker has designated the floor to discuss members’ inappropriate actions, shall we?” Boebert said before calling Omar “the jihad squad member from Minnesota” with a “brother husband.”

Omar, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, is a member of the so-called “Squad,” a group of progressive House Democrats of color including Ocasio-Cortez and Reps. Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), Jamaal Bowman (N.Y.) and Cori Bush (Mo.).

Boebert’s comment sparked immediate condemnation. The Colorado lawmaker has made a habit of spewing hate speech and conspiracy theories and has reportedly been linked to the planning of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

What do you think?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

A crude oil tanker is seen at Qingdao Port, Shandong province, China, April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo

EXCLUSIVE China reserve bureau working on crude oil release

Cricket - ICC Men

Governing body ICC forms working group to determine Afghan cricket’s future