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Rep. Ilhan Omar Hangs Up on Rep. Lauren Boebert, Who Joked Omar Was Suicide Bomber

HeadlineNov 30, 2021

Minnesota Congressmember Ilhan Omar and other Democratic lawmakers are calling on Republican leaders to hold Colorado Republican Lauren Boebert accountable for recent hateful and Islamophobic comments. So far House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has refused the request. In a video posted to Twitter last week that’s since gone viral, Boebert called Omar — one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress — a member of the “Jihad Squad” and joked that she was a suicide bomber. On Monday, Congressmember Omar confirmed she abruptly ended a phone call with Boebert after Boebert refused to publicly apologize for her remarks. Omar tweeted, “There is only so much grace we can extend to others as humans before we must learn to cut our losses — or hang up on someone in this case.”

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