Some Democrats are pushing House Speaker to punish Rep. Lauren Boebert for her recent comments on Ilhan Omar that have ignited controversy.
Per The Hill:
Omar’s liberal allies are racing to her defense, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) introduced a resolution this week calling for Boebert to be removed from her committee assignments — the same punishment applied to Greene and Gosar.
“We have a responsibility to show this country that bigotry is unacceptable,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said during a Wednesday press conference urging party leaders to consider the resolution.
Progressive Squad member Jamaal Bowman said “We cannot normalize this rhetoric and if we do not act accordingly — if leadership does not act accordingly — we are condoning that behavior, not just here in Congress, but we are sending the message across the country and around the world that anti-Muslim hate is OK.”