Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Co.) continued her bullying tactics against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) this week despite claiming her intention to apologize for Islamophobic remarks she has made, drawing condemnation from Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.).
Boebert, who apparently helped coordinate the movements of insurrectionists on January 6th by posting the location of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as they moved through the Capitol in an attempt to overthrow democracy, insidiously accused Omar of being associated with terrorists and compared her to a suicide bomber.
The strong backlash in response forced Boebert to offer an apology, but it soon became clear that her “apology” was not sincere as she demanded an apology from Omar and went on to again call her a terrorist in a video posted on Instagram as if Boebert is a mean girl still in high school.
At least that’s how Reed sees it. During an interview on CNN, the retiring House Republican called for Boebert to stop her childish behavior.
“I disagree and condemn the kind of comments that were made by my colleague in Congress towards a fellow colleague on the other side of the aisle,” Reed said. “This is a pox on all our houses. And I would just tell you, this rhetoric, this type of commentary, has to stop. We need to focus on the American people and solving their problems. That’s got to be the mission. But these — these types of rhetoric exchanges are very disappointing.”
“You have to confront this but you have to look at the bigger picture here, too,” Reed continued. “This is the institution of Congress, this is the People’s House and we have to respect each other. We can — we can disagree. I am a proud Republican. I know colleagues on the other side who are proud Democrats. But it doesn’t mean we go into that chamber not united as Americans first. We are American citizens that should be working together, as opposed to engaging in what could be called antics of a high-school level nature at times.”
Here’s the video via YouTube:
Colorado voters are surely embarrassed by Boebert’s behavior and will put an end to it in 2022 by not re-electing her to Congress.
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