FROM THE NEWS SERVICES...
"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.
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. I decided to end the unproductive call. I believe in engaging with those we disagree with respectfully, but not when that disagreement is rooted in outright bigotry and hate."--Congresswoman Ilhan Omar
To date, the Republican Party leadership has done nothing to condemn and hold their own members accountable for repeated instances of anti-Muslim hate and harassment and racism. This is not about one hateful statement or one politician; it is about a party that has mainstreamed bigotry and hatred and racism.
Muslim and Jewish advocacy groups have filed a formal complaint against GOP Representative Lauren Boebert in the wake of her offensive remarks about Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar.
Muslim Advocates and Bend the Arc: Jewish Action wrote to the House Ethics Committee on Tuesday calling for an investigation against the Colorado Republican, according to the complaint first reported by Politico.
"Rep. Boebert's hateful, anti-Muslim statements pose real-life dangers," the two groups wrote. "When elected officials attack religious minorities, they can lay the groundwork for real violence against those communities."
Boebert has been under fire since making anti-Muslim comments about Omar to an audience over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Republican congresswoman referred to Omar, a practicing Muslim, as a member of the "Jihad Squad."
Rep. Omar has been consistent. She would like a public apology and for Minority Leader McCarthy to do discipline the racists and bigots in his caucus.
RACISTS DO NOT CHANGE AND ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE ELECTED TO CONGRESS.
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.