Congressional Representatives from Michigan, Georgia, and Colorado took their dispute public in what has become a triangulation of finger-pointing, accusations, and heated words.
After Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) made remarks that offended Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), the Democratic Party accused Mace of being Islamophobic and demanded an apology.
According to a Fox News report, Monday’s phone call between the two, which was designed to quell the matter, “did not go well.”
Following the two-minute call, Boebert said: “I will continue to fearlessly put America first—never sympathizing with terrorists. Unfortunately, Ilhan can’t say the same things. And our country is worse off for it.”
Boebert said that she was open to a face-to-face meeting with Omar, but that Omar refused and noted their phone call ended when Omar hung up on her.
The comment that sparked the dispute came from Boebert a few weeks ago when, at a small rally, she told a group that one day in an elevator she unexpectedly saw Omar to her right and was alarmed, but then thought, “Everything should be okay—she doesn’t have a backpack on, we should be fine.”
That comment followed an incendiary comment on the House floor where Boebert referred to Omar as the “Jihad Squad member from Minnesota,” and accused her of inappropriately funneling campaign funds to her husband. She later clarified, “not her brother-husband,” alluding to multiple reports of Omar marrying her brother.
Congresswoman Mace, a Republican, defended Omar and condemned Boebert’s remarks in a CNN interview.
In a Twitter post, Congresswoman Green, a fellow Republican, accused Mace of being a “RINO” and “the trash in the GOP Conference.”
Green signed off her tweet by telling Mace, “Your [sic] out of your league.”
According to The Hill, Mace responded by using emojis to call Green, “Bat**** crazy.”
Fox notes that Mace also responded on Twitter by correcting Green’s grammar, noting that she should have used “you’re” rather than “your.” Mace added, “What I’m not is a religious bigot (or racist). You might want to try that over there in your little ‘league.’”
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.
What I’m not is a religious bigot (or racist). You might want to try that over there in your little “league.” https://t.co/nIbqjiJaFH
— Nancy Mace (@NancyMace) November 30, 2021
The public spat has gone from bad to worse—and included a reference to Mace being raped in high school, according to MSNBC.
Many view the Congressional Representatives’ behavior as juvenile and unbecoming the dignity associated with their office.
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