Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has said that Radical Democrat Rep Ilhan Omar (D-MN) “hung up” on her as the GOP lawmaker tried to make amends after making some fiery comments that Omar took offense to.
Boebert said she had the call with Omar because she “wanted to let her know directly that I had reflected on my previous remarks.”
“I called and spoke with Ilhan Omar today,” Boebert said.
“I thought you would like to hear details about the call directly from me. 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.
“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 issued an apology earlier:
“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.”
From Fox News:
The phone call came in response to Omar accusing the Colorado congresswoman of making up an “anti-Muslim” story about her while speaking to supporters.
Boebert was filmed telling supporters that she recently had a run-in with Omar in a Capitol building elevator. She said as she was getting in the elevator with a staffer when she saw a Capitol police officer running toward them “with fret all over his face” in an effort to stop the elevator door from closing.
“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,’” Boebert said, sparking cheers. “I looked over and I said, ‘Oh look, the jihad squad decided to show up for work today.’”
I called and spoke with Ilhan Omar today. I thought you would like to hear details about the call directly from me. pic.twitter.com/wEtrIyVjdl
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) November 29, 2021