Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is trying to have Lauren Boebert kicked off her committee assignments for making Islamophobic comments against Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Boebert has made a habit out of calling Omar a terrorist, and she frequently refers to “The Squad” as “The Jihad Squad.” Pressley said during her statement, “we have heard the hate and credible threats that have been directed at Rep. Omar and her staff. Words have consequences. We must acknowledge that and respond with action.” While it’s unlikely that this resolution will go through, it’s obvious that Boebert has no business being in Congress and should at the very least not have any committee assignments. Even if the motion is successful, Boebert will likely just follow Marjorie Taylor Greene on the path of self-martyrdom and take it as a badge of honor. Then, if and when Republicans take control of the House for the next session, Boebert can stage a triumphant return to her committees which will only serve to embolden the right. Even if this is the right move by Rep. Pressley on principle, it could be the wrong move from the standpoint of political strategy.
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