Today, members of the House voted to censure Paul Gosar. The Arizona Republican had posted a video of himself killing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Republican leadship, however, refused to do anything about Gosar’s behavior.
The vote gave a number of Republican congresspeople the opportunity to make floor speeches. And many of them took advantage of the chance to humiliate themselves. Not surprisingly, Lauren Boebert came off as the most racist and offensive of the group.
Boebert referred to the Democrats known as the squad as ‘The Jihad Squad.’ The Colorado senator continued, “The jihad squad member from Minnesota has paid her husband – and not her brother-husband – the other one, over a million dollars in campaign funds. This member is allowed on the Foreign Affairs Committee while praising terrorists.”
Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota Rep. Boebert was referring to, responded on Twitter, writing, “Luckily my dad raised me right, otherwise I might have gone to the floor to talk about this insurrectionist who sleeps with a pervert. I am grateful I was raised to be a decent human and not a deprived person who shamefully defecates & defiles the House of Representatives.”
Luckily my dad raised me right, otherwise I might have gone to the floor to talk about this insurrectionist who sleeps with a pervert. I am grateful I was raised to be a decent human and not a deprived person who shamefully defecates & defiles the House of Representatives. 🙏🏽 God https://t.co/F5W9LBzjCZ
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 17, 2021
Since Boebert brought up Omar’s husband, the Minnesota Rep. noted that Jason Boebert was charged in 2004 with exposing himself to a minor.
In 2004, Lauren Boebert’s boyfriend exposed himself to a minor; was charged with indecent exposure; and was named in a domestic violence incident.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) January 11, 2021
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.