It’s getting a little feisty in the House of Representatives lately. The latest soap opera-esque drama is between Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.).
Boebert posted a video to Twitter on Monday addressing a phone call she had with Omar concerning the controversial comments Boebert made while speaking to a group of people over the Thanksgiving break.
Boebert was telling the group a story about an alleged encounter she with Omar on an elevator, which led Boebert to say the previously mentioned controversial comment.
“I look to my left, and there she is, Ilhan Omar,” Boebert said. “And I said, ‘Well, she doesn’t have a backpack. We should be fine.’”
That led to the usual hate speech argument that these politicians engage in, which allows them to ignore actually accomplishing anything of value for their constituents.
Amid the fervor is when Boebert posted the aforementioned video to her Twitter account describing a phone call she had with Omar.
Boebert claims that she “reflected on her previous remarks,” she never wants “anything I say to offend someone’s religion” and that despite her “reflection,” Omar repeatedly told Boebert that she wanted a public apology.
The Colorado congresswoman then said that after repeated attempts to get her to apologize for her comments, Boebert “pushed back” and wanted Omar to make a public apology of her own before Omar allegedly hung up the phone on her.
“I told Ilhan Omar that she should make a public apology to the American people for her anti-American, anti-Semitic, anti-police rhetoric,” Boebert said. “She continued to press, and I continued to press back. And then, Representative Omar hung up on me.”
It seems there was an error uploading this video to Twitter.— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) November 29, 2021
Here is my full statement regarding my call earlier with Ilhan Omar: pic.twitter.com/DLLtp54gAF
In response, Omar posted a statement to her Twitter account saying that “Boebert refused to publicly acknowledge her hurtful and dangerous comments.”
“She instead doubled down on her rhetoric and I decided to end the unproductive call,” Omar said in the statement.
Rep. Omar’s statement on her conversation with Rep. Lauren Boebert. pic.twitter.com/B5JJVijXKI— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) November 29, 2021
No matter who is in the right in this situation, which is childish at best on both their parts, that’s what the left does. They don’t care if you come to them for a mea culpa. They want it in the press, so the can publicly take their pound of flesh for whatever it is they deem offensive this week.