U.S. Democrat Omar: Pelosi to act against Republican for anti-Muslim comments
7 December, 2021, 2:10 am
U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar said on Sunday that she is confident House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will take “decisive action” in coming days against Republican congresswoman Lauren Boebert, for remarks about Omar that have been decried as Islamophobic.
Boebert described Omar, a Muslim who was born in Somalia, as a member of a “jihad squad” at an event in her home state of Colorado last month and said it was safe to ride with her in a Capitol elevator if she was not wearing a backpack.
“I have had a conversation with the speaker, and I’m very confident that she will take decisive action next week,” Omar told CNN’s “State of the Union” program.
There was no immediate comment from Pelosi or Boebert.
Omar did not say what action Pelosi might take.
The Democratic-controlled House censured Republican Representative Paul Gosar last month for an anime video that depicted him killing progressive congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and swinging a pair of swords at President Joe Biden. It also stripped Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments earlier this year for past remarks supporting violence against Democrats.
Boebert, Gosar and Greene are all hard-line conservatives and outspoken allies of former President Donald Trump.