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Dem leader calls on GOP to 'cleanse' itself after Boebert comments

Added 11-30-21 12:57:01pm EST - “House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Tuesday urged GOP leaders to discipline Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) for recent Islamophobic comments she made against a Democratic House colleague.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Dem leader calls on GOP to 'cleanse' itself after Boebert comments”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerOmar, Boebert blast one another after tense call Maryland Democrats target lone Republican in redistricting scheme GOP leader's marathon speech forces House Democrats to push vote MORE (D-Md.) on Tuesday urged GOP leaders to discipline Rep. Lauren BoebertLauren BoebertOmar, Boebert blast one another after tense call GOP governor says McCarthy should condemn Boebert's anti-Muslim remarks GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips MORE (R-Colo.) for recent Islamophobic comments she made against a Democratic House colleague.

Hoyer said Boebert's suggestion that Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOmar, Boebert blast one another after tense call The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden to update Americans on omicron; Congress back GOP governor says McCarthy should condemn Boebert's anti-Muslim remarks MORE (D-Minn.), one of the first Muslim women to enter Congress, poses a terrorist threat fits a larger "pattern" of racist demagoguery within the GOP ranks.

He urged Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyDearborn office of Rep. Debbie Dingell vandalized Omar, Boebert blast one another after tense call The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden to update Americans on omicron; Congress back MORE (R-Calif.) to rein in such rhetoric for fear that, left unchecked, it could inspire acts of violence, particularly against minorities.

"It's a pattern, and so that makes it even more concerning. It's particularly concerning because it inflames ... the passions of people who then convert words into dangerous, threatening and harmful actions. And that's why this conduct is so reprehensible and dangerous," Hoyer said on a press call.

"Hopefully, the Republican Party and its leadership itself would take direct action to cleanse itself from this toxic kind of conduct that its members are pursuing."

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