During a press conference on Tuesday, Rep. Ilhan Omar played a threatening voicemail she received.
The three Muslims in the House of Representatives held a press conference to call on Republican leadership to hold Rep. Lauren Boebert accountable for her recent anti-Muslim remarks.
We know what you're up to. You want to take over our country. Don't worry, there's plenty that will love the chance to take you off the face of the earth. Come get it. You are a Muslim piece of shit. You are a terrorist. We know what you are. You're a traitor. The man who left the voicemail said he would not live much longer.
A video surfaced last week of Boebert at a campaign event suggesting that a woman was a suicide bomber.
Boebert claimed that a Capitol Police officer ran towards the elevator she was on with "fret on his face" after she stepped on.
She doesn't have a backpack. Boebert told the officer that they should be fine.
She said she turned to the man and said, "Oh look, the Jihad squad decided to show up for work today."
Boebert has been called a "buffoon" by the man who said the story is made up.
She thinks bigotry gets her clout. Anti-Muslim bigotry shouldn't be normalized. Congress can't be a place where Muslims are not condemned.
Boebert apologized in a statement, saying he was sorry to anyone in the Muslim community. I reached out to her office to speak with her. There are a lot of policy differences to focus on.
Boebert claimed that he had been hung up on by Omar. The call ended because Boebert wouldn't apologize more forcefully.
On Tuesday, another video of Boebert telling a similar story was posted on the internet.
The rhetoric used by Republicans has real consequences, and that's what the woman said on Tuesday.
Republican attacks on my faith have led to hundreds of threats on my life. "And this week once again saw another increase," he said before playing the voicemail.