Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) decided she’d try to boost her credibility with the extreme right-wing of her party by claiming that she’d recently insulted Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) while the two shared an elevator at work.

According to HuffPost:

While campaigning in Colorado over the Thanksgiving break, Boebert boasted that she was recently in a Capitol elevator with a staffer when a concerned Capitol police officer rushed over, according to right-wing extremism monitoring site Patriot Takes.

“I look to my left and there she is. Ilhan Omar,” Boebert said in a clip posted by the group. “I say, well, she doesn’t have a backpack, we should be fine.”

She then claimed that she also looked over to Omar and said, “Oh look, the Jihad squad decided to show up for work today.”

Omar is one of the first two Muslim women in Congress.

However, according to Rep. Omar, Boebert is lying:

Others on social media joined the debate, with many applauding Omar for calling out Boebert for her attempt to curry favor with right-wingers:

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