AZ Sen. Wendy Rogers: ‘What Did Lauren Boebert Say Wrong?’ – ‘NEVER Apologize to the Communists’

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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.”

“Fact, this buffoon looks down when she sees me at the Capitol, this whole story is made up. Sad she thinks bigotry gets her clout,” Omar tweeted. “Anti-Muslim bigotry isn’t funny & shouldn’t be normalized. Congress can’t be a place where hateful and dangerous Muslims tropes get no condemnation.”

She continued: “Saying I am a suicide bomber is no laughing matter. @GOPLeader and @SpeakerPelosi need to take appropriate action, normalizing this bigotry not only endangers my life but the lives of all Muslims. Anti-Muslim bigotry has no place in Congress.

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.

“What did @laurenboebert say wrong?” Sen. Rogers tweeted. “I see some hypocrisy here – the left can say whatever they want and @SpeakerPelosi backs them. @GOPLeader you should stand up for Lauren’s original statements. NEVER apologize to the Communists. This is why I support @DrPaulGosar for speaker.”