Rep. Ilhan Omar Threatened With Death

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) played a voicemail containing a graphic death threat, which she claims was prompted by Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert’s actions. “You will not live much longer,” the caller threatened Omar, using Islamophobic and racist obscenities. House Republicans should hold Boebert accountable for her “anti-Muslim hate,” Omar said at a press conference.

On November 29, Omar Omar and Roxanne Boebert had a heated phone conversation that ended suddenly when Omar hung up. In a video posted on her Instagram account, Boebert referred to Omar as a member of the “jihad squad” and claimed she was a terrorist. It was an attempt, according to Boebert, to “cancel” her.

Rep. Ilham Omar: “When a sitting member of Congress calls a colleague a member of the ‘jihad squad’ and falsifies a story to suggest I will blow up the Capitol, it is not just an attack on me but on millions of American Muslims across the country”. “We cannot pretend this hate speech from leading politicians doesn’t have real consequences,” Omar says.

Followinf Beobert call, in a statement Omar said:

“Instead of apologizing for her Islamophobic comments and fabricated lies, Representative Boebert refused to publicly acknowledge her hurtful and dangerous comments.”

“You can’t live much longer,” the man said in the message. “We see you Muslim sand n **** rb*tch, we know what you’re up to. You are all about getting into our country. Don’t worry, many will love the opportunity to get you off the face of this earth. Come get it. But you f*cking Muslim piece of shit. You are a jihadist. We know what you are. You are a traitor. ”

Rep. David Boebert (R-VA) uploaded a video of himself killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and the House is debating whether or not to censure him. This comes just weeks after Rep. Paul Gosar was censured by the House for posting a video that showed him killing another Democrat, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

When Omar was elected to the US House of Representatives in 2018, she became the first Somali American and naturalized citizen of African descent to do so. The voicemail arrived shortly after Boebert uploaded another video on social media on Monday, according to Omar.

Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader of the House of Representatives, said on Tuesday that Boebert’s earlier apology to the Muslim community should enough.