Dozens of House Democrats are calling for Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert to be stripped of her committee assignments.
Five House Democrat caucus chairs wrote a letter on Wednesday calling on Boebert to face consequences for her anti-Muslim rhetoric.
38 members of the House issued a statement on Thursday calling for Boebert to be removed from the committees she sits on.
A video of Boebert making Islamophobic comments went viral. Boebert referred to Omar as a " Jihadist squad" in the video.
The far-right Colorado congresswoman looks down when she sees me at the Capitol.
The whole 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 on his account. She apologized to anyone in the Muslim community that she offended. I reached out to her office to speak with her.
The phone call with Boebert had been "unproductive" and the latter had doubled down on her rhetoric.
During a press conference earlier this week, she played recordings of death threats she received, including one where the caller accused her of being a "jihadist."
There needs to be consequences for vicious workplace harassment and abuse that creates an unsafe environment for colleagues and staff to work in. The caucus chairs wrote that elected representatives who traffic in anti-Muslim and racist stereotypes that make Muslims less safe must be consequences.
The chairs criticized Kevin McCarthy for failing to lead his caucus to "condemn hate and bigotry" or "maintain any standards of decency within the halls of Congress."
A group of House progressives called for Boebert to be removed from all committee assignments.
The statement said that Boebert has weaponized anti-Muslim bigotry at Representative Ilhan Omar.
"Muslims across the country are looking to Congress at this moment, watching to see if those they sent to represent their interests in Washington are going to stand up in the face of blatant, vicious Islamophobia," the lawmakers said.
Boebert is on the Committee on Natural Resources, the Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States, the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife, and the Committee on the Budget.
She would be the first Republican to lose her committee seats.
In November, Gosar lost his seats on the House Oversight and Natural Resource committees after he posted a video of himself killing another person. The Education and Labor Committee and the Budget Committee were stripped of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's seats after 11 House Republicans crossed party lines to vote against her.