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Pressure grows to remove Boebert from committees

Added 12-06-21 01:56:03am EST - “Pressure is growing on House Democratic leaders to make Rep. Lauren Boebert (Colo.) the third GOP lawmaker this year removed from their committees over her Islamophobic attacks against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).” - Thehill.com

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Pressure is growing on House Democratic leaders to make Rep. Lauren BoebertLauren BoebertPhotos of the Week: Schumer, ASU protest and sea turtles Omar to accept award Saturday as American Muslim Public Servant of 2021 GOP infighting takes stupid to a whole new level MORE (Colo.) the third GOP lawmaker this year removed from their committees over her Islamophobic attacks against Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarSunday shows preview: Multiple states detect cases of the omicron variant Photos of the Week: Schumer, ASU protest and sea turtles Omar to accept award Saturday as American Muslim Public Servant of 2021 MORE (D-Minn.).

Democratic leaders discussed a possible resolution broadly condemning Islamophobia earlier this week. But that might not be enough for nearly 40 progressive allies of Omar, as well as multiple caucus leaders, who are now openly calling for a repeat of the action taken against fellow far-right Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP efforts to downplay danger of Capitol riot increase The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's meeting with Trump 'soon' in Florida MORE (Ga.) and Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarTo avoid electoral disaster Biden needs enemies, not friends McCarthy laments distractions from far-right members War of words escalates in House MORE (Ariz.).

Omar said Sunday that she thinks Boebert should be removed from House committees and expects Democratic leadership to make a decision in the coming days.

“I have had a conversation with the Speaker, and I'm very confident that she will take decisive action next week,” Omar said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “As you know, when I first got to Congress, I was worried that I wasn't going to be allowed to be sworn in because there was a ban on the hijab. She promised me that she would take care of it. She fulfilled that promise. She's made another promise to me that she will take care of this.”

“I think it's important for us to say, this kind of language, this kind of hate cannot be condoned by the House of Representatives,” Omar added. 

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