Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert (CO) made headlines this week after triggering Democrats by calling one of their own, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), a member of the “jihad squad.” Though she later apologized, Dems and their media allies spent days hammering her over it.
According to Breitbart, during a Friday interview on CNN’s Newsroom, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) discussed the situation with host Jim Acosta, dropping the bombshell accusation that Boebert “helped incite the attack on the Capital on Jan. 6.”
Acosta began the conversation by mentioning to Moulton the “disgusting” remarks Boebert made about Omar, with Acosta adding that he believes Boebert’s apology was “half-hearted.”
“It doesn’t sound like she’s apologized personally. What is your message to House minority leader Kevin McCarthy, who seems to be willing to tolerate this?” Acosta asked of the Massachusetts lawmaker.
Moulton responded by saying, “That he needs to actually act like a leader, take accountability and enforce accountability, and prevent this childish behavior. It is childish on the one hand — it’s also threatening.”
The Democrat added: “If you really step back from it and look at this, it’s clear that Representative Boebert is the one who doesn’t believe in freedom of speech, doesn’t believe in religious freedom, is more devoted to Trump than he is to democracy.”
Moulton then turned his attention to Boebert, telling Acosta that he believes “She helped incite the attack on the Capital on January 6, the attack on the heart of our democracy, trying to take away votes from American citizens in states like Georgia, Arizona, and others.”
“I mean, if that’s not domestic terrorism, if that’s not un-American, I don’t know what is. So I just ask people out there, you know, what’s a greater threat, attacking the United States of America, or simply being a Muslim,” Moulton said.
What did she say?
Boebert quickly found herself a target of Democrats and Omar’s supporters after a video emerged in which she was seen telling a joke about Omar and suicide vest, before calling the progressive lawmaker a member of the “jihad squad.”
Republican congresswoman @laurenboebert calls her American Muslim lawmaker colleagues, including @IlhanMN, the “Jihad Squad,” and refers to them as terrorists by invoking suicide bomber trope. pic.twitter.com/caNcUboOpT
— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) November 25, 2021
Her remarks, according to HuffPost, even triggered a local Colorado news anchor, who slammed the Colorado Republican as “cruel, false, and bigoted” during a news segment on the issue.
The Republican lawmaker apologized in a Friday tweet, saying she was sorry for offending anyone in the Muslim community over her remarks.