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Rep. Ilhan Omar says Rep. Kevin McCarthy is a 'liar and a coward' and says GOP is 'normalizing anti-Muslim bigotry'

Added 12-05-21 02:14:02pm EST - “Rep. Lauren Boebert at a November event compared Omar to a suicide bomber. "It's shocking and unacceptable," Omar said in an interview Sunday.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Rep. Ilhan Omar says Rep. Kevin McCarthy is a 'liar and a coward' and says GOP is 'normalizing anti-Muslim bigotry'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Sunday called House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy a "liar and a coward" and said the Republican Party was "normalizing anti-Muslim bigotry." 

Omar's comments follow weeks of back-and-forth between herself and Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert, a Republican, who at an event in November implied that Omar, who is Muslim, was a terrorist.

"It's shocking and unacceptable," Omar, a Democrat, said in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday. "And it's very unbecoming of a congresswoman to use that kind of derogatory, dangerous, inciting language against a colleague. Many of us thought, post-9/11, that we were on the mend." 

As Insider previously reported, McCarthy on Friday indicated that House Republicans would take no action against Boebert after she compared Omar to a suicide bomber, saying "she apologized publicly, she apologized personally." 

Boebert in a tweet said she apologized to "anyone in the Muslim community I offended" though she later in a video shared details of a contentious phone call between herself and Omar, calling the Minnesota lawmaker "anti-American." 

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