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Ilhan Omar: Kevin McCarthy's a ‘Liar’ and ‘Coward’ for Defending Boebert


Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) slammed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Sunday, calling the top Republican a “liar” and “coward” for refusing to condemn the Islamophobic attacks made by Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO).

In an apparent attempt to downplay the increasingly inflammatory rhetoric coming from the most extreme members of his caucus, McCarthy last week defended Boebert after video clips surfaced of the Colorado lawmaker likening Omar to a terrorist suicide bomber while mocking her Muslim faith.

“She apologized publicly, she apologized personally,” McCarthy told reporters, referencing the far-right congresswoman’s tweet in which she said she’s sorry to “anyone in the Muslim community I offended.” At the same time, Boebert has refused to directly apologize to Omar in public.

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