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December 2, 2021

Ilhan Omar Shares a Death Threat She Received in a Disturbing Voicemail [Video]

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) shared a death threat left on her voicemail, imploring House leaders to act on “anti-Muslim hatred” within their ranks and “hold those who perpetuate it accountable.”

Recently, a video of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) calling Omar a member of the “jihad squad” and likening her to a terrorist went viral.

“When a sitting member of Congress calls a colleague a member of the ‘jihad squad’ and falsifies a story to suggest I will blow up the Capitol, it is not just an attack on me but on millions of American Muslims across the country,” Omar told reporters at a news conference. “We cannot pretend this hate speech from leading politicians doesn’t have real consequences.”

She then played the disturbing voicemail, which contained profanity, racial epithets, and a threat to “take you off the face of this f—king Earth.” She said it was among hundreds of similar messages she’s received since joining Congress.

Omar said this particular voicemail was left after Boebert posted a video on Instagram criticizing her.

In the recording, a man’s voice says, “You will not be living much longer, bitch,” and that “we the people are rising up.” He tells Omar she will stand before a military tribunal.

“It is time for the Republican party to actually do something to confront anti-Muslim hatred in its ranks and hold those who perpetuate it accountable,” Omar said.

She called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to “take appropriate action.”

Warning: disturbing and graphic language.

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Ilhan Omar airs death threat and presses Republicans on ‘anti-Muslim hatred’

December 1, 2021

Namecalling Continues in Greene’s Latest Squabble: ‘Bats—t Crazy’

Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) exchanged insults on Tuesday, with the pair hurling names like “trash” and “bats—t crazy.”

After Mace criticized Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) for an anti-Muslim remark about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Greene blasted her on Twitter.

“[Mace] is the trash in the GOP Conference,” Greene wrote. “Never attacked by Democrats or RINO’s (same thing) because she is not conservative, she’s pro-abort.” RINO is an acronym for “Republican in name only.”

“Mace you can back up off of [Boebert] or just go hang with your real gal pals, the Jihad Squad. Your out of your league,” she added.

Mace replied within minutes, starting her Tweet by correcting Greene’s spelling.

“And, while I’m correcting you, I’m a pro-life fiscal conservative who was attacked by the Left all weekend (as I often am) as I defied China while in Taiwan,” Mace wrote. “What I’m not is a religious bigot (or racist). You might want to try that over there in your little ‘league.'”

About an hour later, Mace posted another response to Greene’s insult. She quote-tweeted Greene’s initial post with a caption indicating the lawmaker’s words were an example of “bats—t crazy,” utilizing the bat, poop, and clown emojis.

When asked about the feud between Mace and Greene, Rep. Elise Stefanik (N.Y.), the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, appeared to try to divert attention away from the social media spat.

“We are unified on the issues that matter to the American people, on making sure that we’re reining in our spending, to tackle inflation, on investing in border security. The issues that people care about are not the Twitter infighting. They care about issues that impact their daily lives. And that’s what Republicans are focused on,” Stefanik said.

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Mace fires back at Greene: ‘Bat—- crazy’

November 30, 2021

Boebert Reaches Out to Omar, Escalates Feud

The feud between Reps. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) escalated after Boebert reached out to Omar on Monday in an attempt to bridge the gap following incendiary remarks she’d made suggesting Omar was a terrorist.

Boebert became the center of left-wing ire after a video surfaced of her suggesting that Omar, a Muslim, could be a suicide bomber.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said that he spoke with Boebert on Friday, and she apologized for her comments. He also said in a statement that he contacted House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) for help coordinating a conversation between Omar and Boebert “so that Congress can get back to talking to each other and working on the challenges facing the American people.”

The incendiary video

The tension between Boebert and Omar boiled over after a video surfaced over Thanksgiving weekend of the far-right freshman lawmaker saying she and a staffer were getting on a Capitol elevator when she saw a Capitol Police officer running toward them.

She then turned and saw Omar standing nearby. “I said, ‘Well, she doesn’t have a backpack. We should be fine,'” Boebert said. “And I said, ‘Oh, look. The ‘jihad squad’ decided to show up for work today.'”

Boebert issued an apology on Friday “to anyone in the Muslim community I offended with my comment about Rep. Omar.” Boebert also reached out to Omar’s office to speak with her directly.

But any effort to patch things up quickly soured when Boebert and Omar finally connected over the phone on Monday.

The ill-fated phone call

While Omar has said that the elevator encounter didn’t happen, the pair’s accounts of Monday’s phone call don’t differ too much. Both agree that the call ended with Omar abruptly hanging up on Boebert, and both came away equally aggravated.

Omar said the apology was inadequate, and Boebert said Omar and the Democrats were being too sensitive.

“Instead of apologizing for her Islamophobic comments and fabricated lies, Representative Boebert refused to publicly acknowledge her hurtful and dangerous comments,” Omar said in a statement. “She instead doubled down on her rhetoric, and I decided to end the unproductive call.”

According to Ben Stout, Boebert’s press secretary, Boebert told Omar she was a “strong Christian woman.” She said she should have attacked Omar on their dissenting political views, not on her religion. Boebert said she shouldn’t have told the elevator story and shouldn’t have called her a member of the “jihad squad.”

At that point, Omar demanded a public apology.

“I told Ilhan Omar that she should make a public apology to the American people for her anti-American, antisemitic, anti-police rhetoric,” Boebert said in an Instagram video. “She continued to press, and I continued to press back.”

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Boebert Reaches Out to Omar After Incendiary Video, Escalating a Feud

October 11, 2021

The Squad increases pressure on Biden over student loan debt

Members of “The Squad” are turning up the pressure on President Biden to explore his authority to cancel student loan debt.

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) are leading the charge. The group, led by Omar, sent a letter to Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, imploring the administration to release the memo regarding student loan cancellation by Oct. 22.

“President Biden can cancel student debt with the flick of a pen,” Omar tweeted. “Today, we are calling on the Administration to release the memo on student debt cancellation and [cancel student debt].”

“This authority is already being put to use, as it is currently being used to cancel the interest owned on all federally-held student loans,” the letter read. “Now it is the time for you to honor your campaign pledge and use this authority to cancel all student debt.”

However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has said that Biden does not have the authority to cancel student debt unilaterally.

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AOC, Omar crank up pressure on Biden to release student loan memo, cancel debt

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