Freshman U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has proven to be a consistently outspoken voice since she was elected to Congress.
This week, she issued a fierce verbal attack aimed at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) over her progressive ideology and rumors surrounding her personal life.
“Not her brother-husband, the other one”
According to The Hill, Boebert’s remarks came during a debate regarding whether to censure Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) over an animation he posted on Twitter that appeared to target Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
In reference to Omar, the Colorado Republican indirectly referenced ongoing speculation about the Minnesota Democrat’s background.
“The Jihad Squad member from Minnesota has paid her husband — and not her brother-husband, the other one — over $1 million in campaign funds,” Boebert reportedly said.
She went on to complain that Omar was “allowed on the Foreign Affairs Committee while praising terrorists.”
As the New York Post reported last year, Omar faced an investigation concerning allegations that she fraudulently married her brother for immigration purposes. Those accusations stemmed from her 2009 marriage to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, a British national identified by some critics as her sibling.
“Radical approach to change-making”
Omar is currently married to political consultant Tim Mynett. Fox News reported earlier this year that Omar’s congressional campaign paid $2.9 million to a consulting firm Mynett helped launch. According to that report, Omar’s campaign made up a whopping 78% of the firm’s total revenue in 2020.
Of course, these are not the only controversies surrounding the far-left lawmaker. In 2016, she reportedly wrote to a judge seeking leniency for a group of Somali-American men convicted of attempting to join ISIS. In that letter, she blamed their actions on “systemic alienation,” arguing that they had adopted a “radical approach to change-making” as a result of “disaffection.”
She went on to confirm that she would like the radicalized men “to become part of [her] community.”
Among the other notable lowlights of her tenure in Congress involved accusations that she minimized the severity of the 9/11 terror attacks.
Video emerged that showed her addressing a Council on American Islamic Relations event and referring to the 2001 tragedy by stating that “some people did something.”