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Ilhan Omar calls for action over Republican Boebert’s ‘Jihad Squad’ comment

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DENVER (AP) — United States House Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, a Democrat, called Friday for House leaders to take “appropriate action” against Colorado Republican Representative Lauren Boebert for using anti-Muslim language in describing a recent encounter she had with Omar at the US Capitol.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House Democratic leaders demanded Boebert retract her comments.

According to a video clip posted by a Twitter account called PatriotTakes, Boebert made the remarks this holiday break. In it, she says she and a staffer were taking a Capitol elevator when she saw an alarmed Capitol police officer running toward them. She said she turned to her left and spotted Omar standing beside them.

“Well, she doesn’t have a backpack. We should be fine,” Boebert recalled saying, drawing laughs from her audience. “And I said, ‘Oh look, the jihad squad decided to show up for work today.’”

Omar publicly urged Pelosi and GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to discipline........

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