Rep. Lauren Boebert issues apology for anti-Muslim remarks about Rep. Ilhan Omar

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) tweeted an apology on Friday for remarks she made that used anti-Muslim tropes to refer to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota).

11/27/2021 7:09:00 PM

Rep. Lauren Boebert issued an apology on Friday for remarks she made that used anti-Muslim tropes to refer to Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democratic representative from Minnesota and one of only three Muslim members of Congress.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) tweeted an apology on Friday for remarks she made that used anti-Muslim tropes to refer to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota).

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.Bonnie Cash/UPI/Shutterstock, FILERep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) issued an apology on Friday for remarks she made that used anti-Muslim tropes to refer to Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democratic representative from Minnesota and one of only three Muslim members of Congress.

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Later on Friday, Omarfor House leadership to take"appropriate action."Omar added that"normalizing this bigotry not only endangers my life but the lives of all Muslims."In an undated video that went viral on Thursday, Boebert said that she was getting into an elevator with one of her staffers when a Capitol police officer rushed over to the elevator with"fret [sic] all over his face," trying to open the door as it was closing.

Bonnie Cash/UPI/Shutterstock, FILERep. Lauren Boebert speaks during a House Freedom Caucus at the Capitol in Washington, DC., Nov. 3, 2021.She then claimed that, upon seeing Omar to her left, she said:"Well, she doesn't have a backpack. We should be fine," implying that Omar could have been carrying explosives in a backpack -- an anti-Muslim trope. headtopics.com

Boebert also called Omar a part of a so-called"jihad squad" twice in the video."I apologize to anyone in the Muslim community I offended with my comment about Rep. Omar. I have reached out to her office to speak with her directly. There are plenty of policy differences to focus on without this unnecessary distraction," Boebert

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tweetedon Friday.Omar said on Thursday that Boebert made up the story, and said that anti-Muslim racism should not be allowed in Congress."Fact, this buffoon looks down when she sees me at the Capitol, this whole story is made up," Omar tweeted on Thursday night."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."

Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images, FILERep. Ilhan Omar speaks with a reporter as she leaves the U.S. Capitol Building on Nov. 16, 2021 in Washington, D.C.Omar received support from some fellow representatives, including Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), who called Boebert's remarks"shameful, deeply offensive and dangerous."

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan), another Muslim member of Congress, wrote on Thursday night,"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." headtopics.com

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MORE: House votes to censure GOP Rep. Gosar, remove him from committees over violent videoOne representative across the aisle, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois), retweeted the video with the comment,"Boebert is TRASH." Republican congressional leaders have not commented yet on Boebert's remarks.

Edward Mitchell, deputy director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, told CNN on Friday morning that Boebert's comments were"beyond the pale.""You've gotta remember, Lauren Boebert is not some comedian at a club. She is a sitting member of Congress speaking to her constituents... I will say the more disturbing thing is that the audience applauded, and laughed, and that Republican leaders did not condemn this yet," Mitchell said.

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Big mistake apologizing Apology my ass. She should be kicked out of Congress When will the voters in Colorado issue an apology? Boebert… This is not an apology 😡 Well, they let chipmunks into Congress.... Every time I see Bang Bang Barbie Boebert, I think she’s trying her hand at standup comedy in a smoky room at a truck stop in Reno. What an embarrassment.

Right...and she's SO sincere ..BS She needs to be out of our government. And not just her! 😒 That wasn’t an apology to Omar. It was a vague “apology” to those she may have offended. Not even close

Rep. Lauren Boebert suggested Rep. Ilhan Omar was terrorist in anti-Muslim remarks at eventRepublican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado apologized to 'anyone in the Muslim community I offended' on Twitter Friday after video surfaced of her making anti-Muslim comments last weekend about Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. laurenboebert everyone was offended but hole Boebert, Green and Gaetz seem to be competing in the “Stupid shit coming out of my mouth” of the week award. In my mind, they’re all winners. 😕 'I'm sorry the video went viral'

Fake apology. She then decided to make bigoted remarks against Sec. Pete. That was not a very good attempt at an apology. Rep Omar has also said some ridiculous statements It's why the jails are filled with Black and Brown bodies. Not because we commit more crimes, it's because Whites run the system. Trope police. That's not fair to most of the country who don't even know what a trope is. Yet, indeed, some tropes can be invidious.

Weak. Can’t even own her own words. No reason to apologize, she made no mistake, she knew what she was going to say, she will do it again. She is not sorry for what she did or said. The GOP problem is their party encourages racism & fascism. It's a party that thrives on hate. However they do love their guns. Open season has been declared on all minorities. Issuing a lame apology is useless because at the next opportunity they'll spew more of the same.

Lol no she didn't

Rep. Adam Kinzinger Slams Lauren Boebert As 'Trash' For Anti-Muslim TaleHer Republican primary challenger, Marina Zimmerman, then tweeted: 'Help me take out the trash.' 회개와 거룩함 사역회 BUSAN 모든 욕심은 헛된 것입니다 지금은 천국을 침노할 생각을 해야 합니다 RevivalTidalWaves I'll drink to that!

Low bar for “apologies” these days. It's nothing new. The Nation of Islam has dealt with this behavior since their existence but since they are Negro people it was ignored. Now you have immigrant Muslims who are the target and suddenly it's a big deal. BrianBr16542791 I bet the “apology” was written by someone on McCarthy’s staff. She’s not sorry at all.

I really want to know what kind of 'Christian' Boebert is, because I don't want to be that kind of 'Christian.' What was the “trope”? Like Ilhan Omar apologizes for her Jewish comments. All of this is nothing but toxic. Wasn’t much of an apology. That’s wasn’t an apology. Boebert, MTG, Gaetz and other marsupials of the GOP represent that large majority of racists and treasonists who have adult bodies, but same mentality as they had in middle school that majority of adult citizens never grow out of to develop and mature as an adult.

You are really going to accept that as an apology? SMH

Ilhan Omar Rips Lauren Boebert For Telling 'Made Up' Anti-Muslim Story For CloutThe Colorado Republican claimed she had made a joke about her Muslim colleague being a terrorist while sharing an elevator. wow Jokes are funny. She was just being racist with a smile on her face.

This is not contrition. It's akin to getting an apology after you've been intentionally ran over. The damage is done, thus remedy MUST be assessed. 'Apology' I saw several people testifying of how they made financial profits with the help of Kimberly Alexander from crypto trading, and I decided to give it a try and now I'm happy for getting my payout earning $15k profits from crypto trading. Dm her now thekimal and get started

Sure and Jesus was white. Mark that day on your calendar! A right-wing fanatic apologizing for racist remarks is a once-in-a-blue-moon event. boebert is TRASH she is sorry she got caught and on video, nothing more. apology is a generous word to describe the statement issued after laurenboebert went all racist so the crowd could get a laugh at her ignorant “speech”

I don't know why you apologize. In Muslim religion ilhan Omar would be stoned to death. She does not represent the Muslim community It was not an apology though. Don’t pretend otherwise.

Rep. Boebert apologizes after suggesting Rep. Omar mistaken for a terrorist in CapitolRep. Lauren Boebert appears to suggest that Rep. Ilhan Omar was mistaken for a terrorist in an elevator in the U.S. Capitol both were riding, according to an undated video that surfaced on social media this week. Telling you.... Too muck Khat chewing that day! Fake tough-girl....... God bless Lauren Boebert !

Apology? 🙄 How can members of congress keep their jobs for these types of behavior? Normal working Americans would be fired on the spot for some of the crap these elected members are doing. There has to be a better way of holding these representatives accountable. Using twitter to make a non-apology is absolutely pathetic.

Did she though? No she didn’t but nice trying to paint her as a normal person. abc is shameless. She should be censored or kicked out of congress. Our congress is ridiculous. Not accepted. Ever. These two extremists better get out of Congress and not get re-elected in next year's midterm elections! They are all black sheep!😏😏😏

She can apologize all she wants, but this is who she is-a bigot. You mean issued an 'apology'

GOP Rep. Boebert apologizes to Muslims for Omar remarks | AP NewsDENVER (AP) — Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert apologized Friday for using anti-Muslim language in describing a recent encounter she had with Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. In her apology, Boebert didn't address Omar's criticism that Boebert made up her story about the encounter at the U.S. Her 'apology ' self-serving !!! Considering that it was the first thing to pop into her mind shows how she sees and thinks of others. It’s not, “Oh it’s Ilhan, a fellow representative.” Has she also apologized to Rep. Omar for completely fabricating a story about the two of them in a Congress elevator?

She did nothing wrong. Now let's talk about 'some people did something' American hater Ilhan Omar. Really want this party to be in control of the house in 2022. No, it wasn’t a apology

Rep. Lauren Boebert suggested Rep. Ilhan Omar was terrorist in anti-Muslim remarks at eventRepublican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado apologized to 'anyone in the Muslim community I offended' on Twitter Friday after video surfaced of her making anti-Muslim comments last weekend about Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. laurenboebert everyone was offended but hole Boebert, Green and Gaetz seem to be competing in the “Stupid shit coming out of my mouth” of the week award. In my mind, they’re all winners. 😕 'I'm sorry the video went viral'