Rep. Boebert: Omar Showed True Character When She Hung Up on Me

( Republican Representative Lauren Boebert and Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar clearly don’t see eye-to-eye. They have been embroiled in a public feud for a little while now, but Omar showed her true character recently when she completely disrespected Boebert.

On Thursday, Boebert, the outspoken conservative representative from Colorado, said that Omar, the outspoken progressive representative from Minnesota, hung up on her when she called recently, completing rejecting Boebert’s attempts to mend the fences between the two legislators.

Appearing on The Chris Salcedo Show recently, Boebert said:

“I’ve moved on from this controversy. I made a public statement. I made a personal phone call to Ilhan to make things right. She hung up on me, really showing her character. She rejected my attempt to make amends and ended the call.”

The controversy Boebert is referring to is over her comments about Omar that were seen as being anti-Muslim. Boebert made a video in early November where she described a time she ran into Omar in an elevator, and then she referred to the progressive representative as a member of the “Jihad Squad.”

Beyond the anti-Muslim sentiment that the statement carried, Omar has denied that the encounter even occurred at all. She said Boebert “looks down when she sees me at the Capitol.”

Omar continued:

“This whole story is made up. Sad she thinks bigotry gets her clout. Anti-Muslim bigotry isn’t funny and shouldn’t be normalized. Congress can’t be a place where hateful and dangerous Muslims tropes get no condemnation.”

Boebert posted an apology on Twitter that read:

“I apologize to anyone in the Muslim community I offended with my comment about Rep. Omar. I have reached out to her office to speak with her directly.”

That is the phone call that Boebert says Omar hung up from. The two sides clearly aren’t on the same page, as Boebert claims Omar was the disrespectful one, while Omar says Boebert “doubled down on her rhetoric” when she called.

For her part, Boebert says she has moved on from the entire controversy and that she’s moving beyond Omar’s disrespect. She said:

“The 3rd District didn’t vote me into office because I’m perfect. They voted me in because I promised to fight for their freedoms and secure their rights, and that’s exactly what I’m focused on.

“I’m also focused on delivering results for my constituents back home and we have to get these American priorities back in order,” she said, mentioning issues such as global supply, inflation, immigration and energy production.

Boebert’s appearance on the talk show didn’t just focus on Omar, though. She also responded to comments from Democratic legislators who worry there will be a “revolution” if the Supreme Court eventually overturns the 1973 landmark decision in Roe v. Wade.

Boebert commented:

“If the Democrats did not have double standards, they would not have standards at all. I have been calling them out on their hypocrisy since I arrived in Washington, D.C., and that is exactly what I will continue to do.

“I’m a Christian woman. Redemption and forgiveness are the pillars to my faith. So, maybe redemption and forgiveness don’t mean as much to those on the other side of the aisle as they do to me.”