US congresswoman, Lauren Boebert, has suggested that Muslim politician Ilhan Omar is a terrorist for the second time in a resurfaced video.
In the video posted on Facebook on September 3 from a Conservative party dinner in New York, Boebert described Omar as a part of the “jihad squad” and made comments about her potentially carrying a suicide bomb.
Speaking about an alleged interaction the congresswomen had in a lift in the US Capitol, Boebert said: “I said, well, looky there, it’s the jihad squad... She doesn’t have a backpack, she wasn’t dropping it and running so we’re good”.
On Wednesday, she also opened up about some of the shocking, Islamophobic and racist abuse she has received in recent days following Boebert’s comments.
In a press conference speech she shared on Twitter, Omar played an upsetting death threat she received via voicemail that was littered with racial slurs and abusive language. Warning: it is not very nice to listen to.
Boebert apologised for her remarks on Twitter, saying: “I apologise to anyone in the Muslim community I offended with my comment about Rep. Omar. I have reached out to her office to speak with her directly.”
I apologize to anyone in the Muslim community I offended with my comment about Rep. Omar. I have reached out to her… https://t.co/PxiVchafWW