Lauren Boebert Desperately Tries To Backtrack And Apologize For Her Despicable Islamophobic Joke, But Americans Aren’t Having It: “Apology Not Accepted”

Sit down, lady.

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Controversial Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert offered an apology to “anyone in the Muslim community” that she offended after a video circulated on social media of her suggesting that Rep. Ilhan Omar, among one of two Muslim women in Congress, was mistaken for a terrorist at the Capitol. Oh, if she wants to talk about terrorists at the Capitol, she can discuss Jan. 6th.

Boebert, the gun-toting Republican Colorado congresswoman who ran on a law and order platform that has been arrested quite a few times, and received her GED diploma a few months before winning the election to Congress, was seen in the video addressing a group of supporters, referring to who she called the “jihad squad” in Congress, then she took it a step further.

“What’s happening? I look to my left, and there she is: Ilhan Omar,” she said. “And I said, well, she doesn’t have a backpack, we should be fine.”


Well, that blew up (no pun intended) the Internet, and it’s on the news, too, so Boebert took to her official Twitter account to apologize. And honestly, it’s a pretty good apology, but you can’t unring a bell.

Omar said that Boebert is lying, though.

Twitter users piled in.

The fact that she made up that story and set up another member of Congress as a target for her Islamaphobic supporters is disgusting.

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