The First’s Jesse Kelly is weighing in on the recent exchange between Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). Boebert was accused of telling a fabricated story about Omar on Capitol Hill, in which they shared an elevator ride and Boebert used the term “jihad sqaud.”
Boebert apologized on Twitter.
“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.”
Now, Omar is demanding Congress take action against Boebert.
“Saying I am a suicide bomber is no laughing matter. @GOPLeader and @SpeakerPelosi need to take appropriate action, normalizing this bigotry not only endangers my life but the lives of all Muslims. Anti-Muslim bigotry has no place in Congress.”
Jesse Kelly fired off a tweet to provide the kind of perspective only he can.
“You’re not a terrorist. You’re an America-hating, Jew-hating communist with terrorist sympathies. A sane country would have deported you back to the dump you came from. Instead, you walk the halls of Congress and try to destroy this country from within.”