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Ilhan Omar Calls Lauren Boebert 'Buffoon' Over Jihad Squad Remarks

  Ilhan Omar Calls Lauren Boebert 'Buffoon' Over Jihad Squad Remarks The Minnesota representative called out Boebert who told a "made up" story many have condemned for being anti-Muslim.Anti-right-wing-extremism website PatriotTakes shared a video it said had been filmed in Boebert's home state of Colorado over the Thanksgiving break.

Why does Marjorie Taylor Greene look like a male serial killer who is wearing the skin of one of his victims? The only thing that crosses my mind is that old South Park episode with Russell Crowe fighting around the world. Hope Colbert and Kimmel pick this up. Would be very funny. Lauren Boebert paid rent and utilities with campaign money, FEC filings show.

Marjorie Taylor Greene , R-Ga., taking issue with Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., for her reaction to another GOP firebrand, Rep. Lauren Boebert , R-Colo. After Boebert was seen in a video likening Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who is Muslim, to a terrorist, Mace went on CNN and condemned Boebert 's remarks. Greene accused Mace of being aligned with Omar and other left-wing Democrats instead of her fellow Republicans .

Marjorie Taylor Greene; Nancy Mace; Lauren Boebert © Provided by Salon Marjorie Taylor Greene; Nancy Mace; Lauren Boebert

Marjorie Taylor Greene, Nancy Mace and Lauren Boebert Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene took to Twitter Tuesday morning and set off the latest round of a public intraparty squable, attacking fellow freshman Republican Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina over her criticisms of Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert's anti-Muslim attacks on Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.

On at least two separate occasions,  Boebert tells two slightly varying stories about an encounter she claims she had with Omar on or near a Capitol elevator. In the latest version of her retelling, Boebert told a crowd last week that a Capitol police officer once came running towards the elevator with "fret all over his face." When she saw Omar, Boebert exclaimed, "Well, she doesn't have a backpack. We should be fine!"

Rep. Adam Kinzinger retweets Lauren Boebert's primary challenger after calling the Colorado lawmaker 'TRASH' for her anti-Muslim story about Ilhan Omar

  Rep. Adam Kinzinger retweets Lauren Boebert's primary challenger after calling the Colorado lawmaker 'TRASH' for her anti-Muslim story about Ilhan Omar "Help me take out the trash," Marina Zimmerman, a Republican primary challenger to Boebert, wrote on Twitter. Kinzinger retweeted her message.A video posted on Twitter on Thursday by PatriotTakes — an organization that researches and monitors "the extremism and radicalization of the far right" — showed Boebert at a campaign event recounting a supposed run-in with Omar at the US Capitol.

Boebert , for her part, spent the day toiling over a statement. A staffer in her office told The Daily Beast Friday morning that Boebert would be issuing one on a public forum and refused to send out a statement to individual reporters or her press list. Eventually, a statement appeared in a CNN story Again, the legislation doesn’t actually spend money, and the bills that avoid committee markups but make it to the House floor are typically only the least controversial ones—like measures to help people fight cancer. A similar bill passed the House last Congress 414-0, and the Senate gave voice vote

The House is grappling with yet another fight between a far-right Republican and a member of the progressive “squad” — this time Reps. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). Boebert also reached out to Omar’s office to speak with her directly. But any effort to patch things up quickly unraveled when Boebert and Omar finally connected over the phone on Monday. Omar issued a statement saying that she accepted Boebert ’s call “in the hope of receiving a direct apology for falsely claiming she met me in an elevator, suggesting I was a terrorist, and for a history of anti-Muslim hate.”

In September, Boebert said: "One of my I staffers, on his first day with me, got into an elevator in the Capitol. And in that elevator, we were joined by Ilhan Omar." She adds her kicker to laughter from the crowd: "She doesn't have a backpack, she wasn't dropping it and running so we're good."

In both versions, Boebert said she referred to Omar as "the Jihad Squad."

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In an appearance on CNN Newsroom this past weekend, Mace said she "100 percent" condemned Boebert's comments and called on all members of Congress to "lower the temperature and try to work together."

"I have time after time condemned my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for racist tropes and remarks that I find disgusting and this is no different than any others," she told Kaitlan Collins of Boebert's racist remarks.

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So Greene took to Twitter to air out her complaints, referring to Mace as "trash in the GOP conference."

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  Adam Kinzinger Accuses McCarthy of 'Begging' Marjorie Taylor Greene to 'Stay in Power' The Illinois Republican knocked the House GOP leader, writing in a sarcastic tweet: "Here is real strength."Greene, a staunchly pro-Trump Republican from Georgia, on Thursday said that McCarthy doesn't have the "full support to be speaker" if the GOP takes control of the House in the 2022 midterms. The congresswoman made the remark during an episode of Florida GOP Representative Matt Gaetz's podcast.

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"Never attacked by Democrats or RINO's (same thing) because she is not conservative, she's pro-abort," the Georgia Rep. said in the tweet. "Mace you can back up off of [Boebert] or just go hang with your real gal pals, the Jihad Squad."

"Your out of your league," concluded Greene. She later quoted the tweet, saying Mace is "[s]o trashy not worth a spelling correction."

Mace quickly shot back with a series of corrections – both grammatical and political. "What I'm not is a religious bigot (or racist)," she wrote. "You might want to try that over there in your little 'league.'"

Following the video of Boebert, Omar quickly responded to the "made up" story and condemned the racist tropes. "Anti-Muslim bigotry isn't funny & shouldn't be normalized," she wrote. "Congress can't be a place where hateful and dangerous Muslims tropes get no condemnation."

On Monday, Boebert and Omar held a phone call in which Omar hoped for a "direct apology" for the false claims. However, Omar promptly ended the call when it proved that Boebert was simply doubling down on "outright bigotry and hate."

"Instead of apologizing for her Islamophobic comments and fabricated lies, Rep. Boebert refused to publicly acknowledge her hurtful and dangerous comments," wrote Omar in a statement. "She instead doubled down on her rhetoric and I decided to end the unproductive call."

She also called on Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to "hold his party accountable" following his silence on the matter.

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Boebert followed up the call with a video posted to Twitter, in which she claimed that she would "never want to say anything to offend someone's religion" and called on Omar to "make a public apology to the American people."

"Make no mistake, I will continue to fearlessly put America first, never sympathizing with terrorists," Boebert said.  "Unfortunately, Ilhan can't say the same thing. And our country is worse off for it."

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy appears to have settled on a strategy to deal with a handful of Republican lawmakers who have stirred outrage with violent, racist and sometimes Islamophobic comments. If you can't police them, promote them. The path to power for Republicans in Congress is now rooted in the capacity to generate outrage. The alarming language, and the fundraising haul it increasingly produces, is another example of how Donald Trump, the former president, has left his mark on politics, changing the way Republicans rise to influence and authority.

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