Ocasio-Cortez says Lauren Boebert has put her colleagues in danger — and warns ‘she could do so again’

Ocasio-Cortez says Lauren Boebert has put her colleagues in danger — and warns ‘she could do so again’
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

After Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona was formally censured by House Democrats for posting an animated video that depicted him murdering Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York City, another far-right MAGA Republican, Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, set off a different controversy. She has repeatedly described Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, a Muslim, as a member of the “Jihad Squad” and compared her to suicide bombers.

Ocasio-Cortez slammed Gosar for promoting violence during a recent speech on the House floor; now, she is warning that Boebert’s inflammatory rhetoric is putting fellow House members in danger. And she's critical of her party's leadership for not doing more to hold

Boebert’s anti-Omar rant around Thanksgiving, in fact, was followed by a threatening and racist phone call from an anonymous caller, who threatened to kill Omar in addition to calling her a “sand n***** bitch” and a “fucking traitor.” And Omar has been warning that Boebert’s anti-Islam rhetoric encourages this type of threat.

Similarly, Ocasio-Cortez fears that Boebert’s rhetoric will lead to actual violence. The Bronx/Queens congresswoman tweeted:



One person on the right who has been calling out Boebert’s anti-Islam comments is Rep. Nancy Mace, a conservative South Carolina Republican. In response, far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia defended Boebert’s Islamophobia and attacked Mace as a RINO: Republican In Name Only. A series of bitter insults between Greene and Mace followed on Twitter.




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