Arizona state Senator Wendy Rogers questioned the outrage that has been sparked by remarks Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) made regarding her first interaction with Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Speaking to a crowd of her supporters at a campaign event, the freshman GOP congresswoman referred to Omar as a member of the “Jihad Squad” and then joked that she was relieved that her Democrat colleage didn’t “have a backpack” when finding herself in close proximity for the first time. Video of Boebert’s remarks went viral over the Thanksgiving holiday.
The video featuring Boebert immediately triggered a reaction from Rep. Omar, who called on Congressional leadership on both sides of the aisle to “take appropriate action.”
Moments later, Rep. Boebert apologized to the Muslim community for her remarks and indicated that she “reached out” to Rep. Omar’s office to speak directly with her Democrat colleague over the matter.
Meanwhile, Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers declared an apology for the remarks made by Rep. Boebert is unnecessary as she didn’t see anything “wrong” with them.
Rogers then called for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to “stand up” for Boebert’s original statements, and then renewed her support for Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar as the next House Speaker.