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Tue Dec 7, 2021, 08:52 PM

Ocasio-Cortez: 'Embarrassment' that Democratic leaders are delaying Boebert punishment

Source: The Hill

Members of the liberal “Squad” lashed out at Democratic leaders on Tuesday for dragging their feet in punishing Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) for her Islamophobic comments directed at a Muslim House colleague.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) moved swiftly earlier in the year to discipline Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) for promoting violent rhetoric and imagery against Democratic lawmakers. But after Boebert suggested that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), one of three Muslims in Congress, poses a threat of terrorist violence because of her faith, Democratic leaders have been approaching the explosive episode more cautiously.

The circumspection is increasingly agitating Omar’s liberal allies, who are calling at the very least for party leaders to strip Boebert of her committee seats, as they’d done with Greene and Gosar. And the frustration is bubbling up as the days remaining to act before the long holiday recess grow scarce.

“I haven’t heard anything binding from leadership, which in and of itself is an embarrassment,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), often referred to simply as AOC, told The Hill on Tuesday night. “This shouldn’t take this long; this should not drag on. It’s pretty simple. It doesn’t have to be a big huge thing. It’s pretty open and closed."


Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/584837-ocasio-cortez-embarrassment-that-democratic-leaders-are-delaying-boebert

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 08:54 PM

1. yes it is

when the centrist let the gop attack a member of the "squad" it says we are divided, and the centrists can let them rip us apart to their glee.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 07:56 AM

12. What's this "centrist" stuff you're talking about?

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Response to George II (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 02:21 PM

15. oh...

I do not want to call people out because of course, the policy might get me tossed, but ask yourself why is it that you can always find people talking about how bad AoC is, how they hopes someone would run against her, that she is doomed, etc. Look and see the same named on those columns, I know you have read them.

As far as what "centrist" means ask Sinema and Manchin when they talk about how the president's plan is too much, even though Joe had NO problem with Trump's tax cut. Ask Sinema why she won't even touch the sacred filibuster.

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Response to George II (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 04:06 PM

18. Yeah, I would like to

know, also.

I saw an OP recently that Omar said she "..was confident that Nancy was going to punish Boebert..".

There's no need for this Divisiveness.. not going to help us Keep the House in 2022.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 04:03 PM

17. Yeah, I want to know too..

who are you talking about "Centrists"?

Please do tell us?

I saw an OP a few days that ago that Omar said she was confident that Speaker Pelosi was going to punish Boebbert.

Why the Divisiveness that isn't going to help us WIN in 2022?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 08:55 PM

2. With her

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 09:00 PM

3. Dems need to know how to react immediately with a closed fist.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 09:05 PM

4. k & r

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 09:21 PM

5. The ugly truth is that it's OK in most of America to be prejudiced against Muslims

Muslims surpass atheists as most unpopular group in US
(RNS) A new study finds atheists and Muslims still top the list of the least trusted Americans.

[link:http://religionnews.com/2016/09/14/muslims-surpass-atheists-as-most-unpopular-group-in-us/|

Old article but it’s sadly still true.

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Response to YorkRd (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 09:47 PM

8. Antisemitism against Israel & Jewish people in America has been tragic & often, as well

THERE IS NO PLACE FOR EITHER IN OUR LEGISLATURE.


It isn't about one & not the other.
It is about both.

Stop it. Grow the f up.

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Response to YorkRd (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 11:15 PM

9. A 5-year old list - where are Jews on today's list?

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Response to George II (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 04:49 AM

10. Muslims seem to be easiest to otherize.

Muslims are one of the easier groups to otherize but certainly Jews, LGBT, black people and increasingly Asians certainly are targets. One of Democrats big problems with rural voters is that they don’t know many or any of these otherized groups. Much harder to demonize people you actually come to know. I used to live in Atlanta and work in Gwinnett and it’s like a world many rural people can’t imagine works let alone is is a positive thing.

[link:https://abcnews.go.com/US/20-years-911-islamophobia-continues-haunt-muslims/story?id=79732049|

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 09:22 PM

6. sticking with the leadership on this one

(again). Not to say that I can't see opposing points - but I trust the leadership and their perspective.

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 08:41 AM

13. With all due respect, what is leadership's perspective? Talk's cheap. Definitive action lasts.



It was racist and it was wrong.

Come down swift and hard as one.

Post the names of all reps who won’t sign on to official penalties, Dems included, move on.

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Response to Magoo48 (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 05:27 PM

19. thinking that it has to do

with taking a reading of where sentiment lies within the membership. I'm assuming if the level of outrage and offense was sufficient, the response would reflect that. But I'm just guessing.

Here's the response that leadership issued:
On Friday, House Democratic leaders released a statement criticizing Boebert's remarks and demanding Republican leaders address them with her.

"Congresswoman Boebert's repeated, ongoing and targeted Islamophobic comments and actions against another member of Congress, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, are both deeply offensive and concerning," the statement reads. "We call on Congresswoman Boebert to fully retract these comments and refrain from making similar ones going forward."

That apparently didn't suffice for some members (as in the OP) - and that's OK too. Difference of opinion.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 09:43 PM

7. And when the D leaders called out the Squad members for blasting antsemitism?

That was a bridge too far?
Just saying..Has that incident been forgotten already? Was anyone of that group stripped of committees for sounding antisemetic directives?
They were approached & told to stop the rhetoric


They have also denounced Boebert.

Neither has a place in our US legislature.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 07:54 AM

11. The House has been in session only two or three days since Boebert's comment. Yesterday....

....was their first day back in a week.

When were Democratic leaders supposed to act?

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Response to George II (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 02:22 PM

16. if they needed tio get on You Tube

and scream and shame these fools, they should have. It is funny how a bunch of half rate internet jocks can do so much damage on the right, but many on the left act like they never had a cell phone.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 09:41 AM

14. Silence is viewed as consent.

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