“I was getting into an elevator with one of my staffers and he and I were leaving the Capitol
, we’re going back to my office and we get in the elevator and I see a Capitol Police officer running hurriedly to the elevator
. I see fret all over his face
,” Boebert recounted.
“And he’s reaching
. The door is shutting
. I can’t open it
. Wat is besig om te gebeur? I look to my left and there she is
, Ilhan Omar, en ek het gesê, ‘Well she doesn’t have a backpack
, we should be fine.'
Boebert quickly took to Twitter to apologize to
“anyone in the Muslim community I offended.
” She then called Omar but after the Minnesota Democrat asked for Boebert to apologize publicly for her comments and Boebert refused
, Omar ended the call
. At which point
, Boebert posted to Instagram with this message
: “I will fearlessly continue to put America first
, never sympathizing with terrorists
. Unfortunately Ilhan can’t say the same thing and our country is worse off for it.
Shortly after that came reporting from CNN’s KFile of a speech Boebert gave in September in which she suggested that Omar was a terrorist in addition to being
” en “evil.
En dan, wel, not much.
The question Pelosi’s office is likely deciding is what, presies, to do about Boebert.
Vroeër die jaar, after Republicans failed to act
, the Democratic majority in the House voted to strip
Republikeinse Republiek Georgië. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments after a series of past intolerant comments made by the Congresswoman came to light
. Dan, just last month
, after Republicans failed to act
, the Democratic-led House not only stripped Arizona Republican Rep
. Paul Gosar of his committee assignments
, but also formally censured him after he posted a photoshopped video that depicted him killing New York Democratic Rep
. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“We cannot have a member joking about murdering each other or threatening the President of the United States
,” Pelosi said during the Gosar censure
. “Disguising death threats as a video doesn’t make it less real
. It’s a sad day for the House of Representatives
, but a necessary day.
Gosar was the first House member censured since 2010 when Rep. Charlie Rangel, a Democrat from New York, earned that dubious distinction.
Given what the Pelosi-led House has already done in punishing Republican members this year, there’s a real question as to whether anything short of censuring Boebert will be seen as enough of a penalty by Omar and liberal allies that include Ocasio-Cortez.
Amid that potential blowback, Pelosi has to decide whether she is ok with censuring a second Republican in the span of a month — after that rebuke had not been used in the previous decade in the House.
What’s clear is this: Omar has put Pelosi on the clock by going public with the Speaker’s promise to take “decisive action” against Boebert this week. And that clock is ticking.