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In light of recent events in Congress, House Democrats are calling for action to be taken against the latest scandal in the form of Colorado GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Islamophobic attacks against Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar. The Minnesota lawmaker said that she is confident that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will take action against Boebert for her rhetoric.
Over the weekend, Omar said she is confident that Pelosi will act against the anti-Muslim rhetoric peddled by Boebert, who has been quickly criticized. The Minnesota Democrat’s comments follow the events that took place over a week ago, when a video of Boebert went viral on social media, with the Colorado Republican describing Omar as the “Jihad squad” and falsely recalling an incident at the Capitol where Omar was mistaken for being a terrorist.
“I had a conversation with the speaker, and I’m very confident that she will take decisive action next week,” said Omar at CNN’s “State of the Union” during the weekend.
“When I first got to Congress, I was worried that I wasn’t going to be allowed to be sworn in because there was a ban on the hijab. She promised me that she would take care of it. She fulfilled that promise. She’s made another promise to me that she will take care of this. And I believe her,” said Omar.
Omar called out Boebert on her story, saying that it was completely made up. While Boebert tried to reach out to Omar to supposedly apologize, the Colorado congresswoman did not show any sign of remorse, leading Omar to abruptly end the call. Omar has since been subject to threats following their interaction. Pelosi has yet to speak on the matter.
With both the Democratic and Republican Parties looking to focus on the 2022 midterm races to determine which party has the majority rule over the two chambers, Punchbowl News surveyed staffers of Democratic lawmakers. The survey found that only 20 percent of the staffers said that Democratic leaders should not change even after the midterm elections compared to their Republican counterparts. However, staffers from both parties said they were open to change.
62% of Democratic staffers said that the party’s leaders should change regardless of the outcome of the 2022 races. 17% said that leadership should change if the party does not do well in the midterm elections.