President Donald Trump offered his full support to GOP House member, Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, endorsing her for reelection in 2022.
Trump, at the same time, completely defied calls to scold Boebert over “politically incorrect” jokes she made about her pro-Islamist, Democrat colleague, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.
Trump’s Thumbs-Up and the Let’s Go Brandon Dress
Trump endorsed Boebert with a special statement on behalf of his Save America PAC that he released Wednesday.
The 45th president categorically praised the 35-year-old mother of four as a “defender” of the America First agenda, a “fearless leader” of the Republican cause, and “a fighter” tackling both “Radical Democrats” and “Loser RINOs”.
Trump said Boebert has his “complete and total” endorsement to be re-elected to represent Colorado’s third congressional district. Boebert posted on Twitter a snapshot of Trump’s statement endorsing her.
She also posted a happy photo together with the 45th president of the United States, with him giving a thumbs-up. Boebert wore a red dress, whose back reads, “Let’s Go Brandon”, the slogan which is a euphemism for the more explicit, wide-spread anti-Biden slogan “F*** Joe Biden!”
The ‘Ilhan Omar Jokes Scandal’
Boebert joked with Omar by calling her “the Jihad Squad.” Then, in a recent elevator encounter, she also joked since Omar wasn’t carrying a backpack, this meant people in the elevator were safe.
This was a reference to the radical Islamist terrorist groups who use suicide bombers, including against the United States.
Rep. Ilhan Omar has frequently expressed suspicious positions that can be construed as at least marginal support for Islamist terrorism; at least on one occasion, she described both the United States and US ally Israel as “terrorists.”
I am beyond humbled & honored to receive the endorsement of President Donald J. Trump!
I will ALWAYS stand with the America First agenda & President Trump!
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) December 16, 2021
The “scandal” surrounding Boebert’s politically incorrect jokes directed towards Omar grew over time. However, as Omar demanded a far more conspicuous, “public” apology than the one she received from the Colorado Republican, Boebert declined.
From this point, the rhetoric has grown more heated. Democrats are calling for stripping Boebert of her House committee assignments; they’re also attacking House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for not scolding the Colorado Republican.
Rep. McCarthy has refused to censure Boebert, arguing she has already offered an apology to Omar.
Boebert is presently a member of the Natural Resources Committee and of the Budget Committee; this is including its subcommittees on Indigenous peoples, along with “water, oceans, and wildlife.”
Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado has been collaborating closely with other staunchly pro-Trump House Republicans, such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) November 5, 2021