TUESDAY UPDATE: It appears that Boebert’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar are part of her regular routine:
NEW: Another video shows Lauren Boebert suggesting Ilhan Omar was a terrorist at an event in September.
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) November 30, 2021
UPDATE: Newsweek reports that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy himself arranged for Rep. Lauren Boebert to call Rep. Ilhan Omar today to follow up on Friday’s social media sort-of apology:
“I talked to Congresswoman Lauren Boebert today,” McCarthy said in a statement released Saturday. “She has apologized for what she said and has reached out to Congresswoman Omar to meet next week.”
“I spoke with [Democratic House Majority Leader Steny] Hoyer today to facilitate that meeting so that Congress can get back to talking to each other and working on the challenges facing the American people,” McCarthy added.
Now that Boebert has yanked any pretense of being sorry, Kevin McCarthy needs a new statement.
UPDATE: And here’s Rep. Ilhan Omar’s side of the story:
Rep. Omar’s statement on her conversation with Rep. Lauren Boebert. pic.twitter.com/B5JJVijXKI
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) November 29, 2021
Last week we noted that Colorado Congressperson Lauren “Q*Bert” Boebert (R-ifle) was trying to dig herself out of a deep hole after likening fellow Congressperson Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) to a suicide bomber. Boebert issued a rare sort-of apology for her remarks after getting criticized by Democrats and Republicans alike, saying that she had reached out to Omar to discuss the matter personally.
Boebert apparently had that phone call with Omar, and it did not go as well as she had hoped. Boebert quickly followed up with a video on social media blasting Omar for not sufficiently accepting her half-assed apology and REITERATING her belief that Omar is a terrorist. Here’s today’s video in its entirety:
As you can see, Boebert is unfamiliar with the first rule of holes: Stop digging.
Here’s the full transcript of her awful comments following her call with Omar:
Hi everyone. This is Lauren with a quick update on a phone call I had today with Squad member Ilhan Omar. I had reached out to her Friday, and three days later I was able to connect with her on the phone because I wanted to let her know directly that I had reflected on my previous remarks.
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, and anti-police rhetoric. She continued to press, and I continued to press back. And then, Representative Omar hung up on me. [Pols emphasis]
Rejecting an apology and hanging up on someone is part of cancel culture 101 of the Democrat party. Make no mistake. I will continue to fearlessly put America first, never sympathizing with terrorists. Unfortunately, Ilhan [Rep. Ilhan Omar] can’t say the same thing, and our country is worse off for it. Please know that I appreciate you and your support. I appreciate you understanding that I will always shoot straight with you. This isn’t about religion. It’s about the horrible, failed Democrat policies and anti-Americanism that I will call out each and every time I hear it. I am here to protect your freedom and continue making this the greatest nation our world has ever seen. God Bless you and God Bless America.
Multiple Republicans have called on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to condemn Boebert for her original remarks (McCarthy has thus far remained silent), and this was before Boebert’s most recent comments today in which she basically doubled-down on calling a colleague a terrorist.