Top House Democrats blast Boebert for 'Islamophobic' comments about Omar

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other members of Democratic House leadership in a statement issued Friday denounced comments made by Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) as "Islamophobic" and "deeply offensive and concerning," CNN reports.

In a video posted last Saturday, Boebert joked about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) being mistaken for a terrorist and referred to Omar as a member of the "jihad squad." Omar was born in Somalia and is a Muslim.

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