Washington (SD) – Outrage erupted after a female member of the US Congress called Ilhan Omar, who is also a member of Congress, part of what she called a “jihadist Squad.”, in a recent House debate on a resolution to censure Rep Paul Gosar.
Lauren Boebert made the remarks during a debate on what to do with Gosar after he posted a video on social media showing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, another member of Congress being assassinated.
“This is a dumb waste of the House’s time, but since the speaker has designated the floor to discuss members’ inappropriate actions, shall we?” before calling Omar “the jihad squad member from Minnesota with a brother husband.” Boebert said.
Lauren Boebert’s remarks sparked strong criticism, with several politicians calling her “racist and hateful.”
Ilhan Omar responded to Lauren’s remarks by saying “Luckily my dad raised me right, otherwise I might have gone to the floor to talk about this insurrectionist who sleeps with a pervert. I am grateful I was raised to be a decent human and not a deprived person who shamefully defecates & defiles the House of Representatives.”
Ilhan and Rashida Tlaib, originally from Palestine, were the first two Muslim women to be elected to the US House of Representatives, the two Muslim women in Congress, are members of the so-called “Squad,” a group of progressive House Democrats of color.
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