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Wed Dec 8, 2021, 05:59 AM

More than 400 Hill staffers demand House leaders act after Boebert's anti-Muslim remarks

Source: NBC News

More than 400 congressional staff members are calling on House leaders to “categorically reject the incendiary rhetoric” in the workplace following the recent anti-Muslim remarks by Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., about Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.

“As passionate public servants, we each have chosen to pursue a career in public service to work towards a better future for our country,” the aides wrote in an open letter to the chamber's leadership. “However, the recent remarks by Rep. Boebert have heightened the climate of Islamophobia on the Hill, creating a feeling of anxiety and fear for many Muslim staff, our families, and communities, and leaving many of us to look to our congressional leaders for support.”

The letter, a copy of which NBC News obtained Tuesday, was signed by more than 50 Muslim aides. It is being released Wednesday.

Boebert, who is known for her incendiary rhetoric, suggested in a video that surfaced online last month that Omar, who is Muslim and wears a hijab, was mistaken for a terrorist in an elevator both were riding in at the U.S. Capitol.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/more-400-hill-staff-demand-house-leaders-act-after-rep-n1285568

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Wed Dec 8, 2021, 06:14 AM

1. Protest idea: all 400+ and some Representatives start wearing backpacks, full ones, daily. . . . nt

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Wed Dec 8, 2021, 07:33 AM

2. K&R

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Wed Dec 8, 2021, 07:58 AM

3. The likes of these fascists should not be tolerated in the Congress

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Wed Dec 8, 2021, 10:12 AM

4. "mistaken for a terrorist" ?!?

WTF, NBC? There was no mistake.

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