Ilhan Omar will know better next time than to get into a match of wits with Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert after the attractive, amusing, and articulate GOP House member cleaned her clock during a recent exchange.
FNC: Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado had a tense phone call with Rep. Ilhan Omar on Monday that centered around Boebert’s recent controversial remarks about the Minnesota Democrat.
The phone call ended with Omar hanging up after both congresswomen demanded each other issue public apologies for past remarks, Boebert said in an Instagram video Monday. Boebert said she organized the call with Omar because she ‘wanted to let her know directly that I had reflected on my previous remarks.’ ” Here is Omar’s version. Mostly lies.
“Today I graciously accepted a call from Rep. Lauren Boebert in the hope of receiving a direct apology for falsely claiming she met me in an elevator, suggesting I was a terrorist, and for a history of anti-Muslim hate,” Omar said in a statement.
“Instead of apologizing for her Islamophobic comments and fabricated lies, Rep. Boebert refused to publicly acknowledge her hurtful and dangerous comments. She instead doubled down on her rhetoric and I decided to end the unproductive call.”
Rep. Omar’s statement on her conversation with Rep. Lauren Boebert. pic.twitter.com/B5JJVijXKI
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) November 29, 2021
Boebert shoots back with deadly aim. “Now as a strong, Christian woman who values faith deeply, I never want anything I say to offend someone’s religion. So I told her that. Even after I put out a public statement to that effect, she said that she still wanted a public apology because what I had done wasn’t good enough. So I reiterated to her what I had just said,” Boebert continued.
“She kept asking for a public apology so I told Ilhan Omar that she should make a public apology to the American people for her anti-American, anti-Semitic, anti-police rhetoric. She continued to press and I continued to press back. And then, Representative Omar hung up on me.” Boebert had recently made fun of the antisemitic Marxist, hence the kerfuffle. They ran into each other in an elevator.
“I look to my left and there she is: Ilhan Omar. And I said, ‘Well, she doesn’t have a backpack. We should be fine.” On another occasion Boebert quipped, “I looked over and I said, ‘Oh look, the jihad squad decided to show up for work today.’ ” Well played, Boebert.