Marjorie Taylor Greene says Boebert shouldn’t have apologized. Greene is right. Apologizing validates the fictional victimhood construct and rewards Omar’s efforts at intimidation. Boebert should have said “Learn to take a joke” and not addressed the matter further. Meanwhile, Barbara Comstock is demonstrating that she completely buys into the Left’s identity politics game: Ilhan Omar, as a quadruple victim, a black Muslim migrant woman, is sacrosanct and cannot be mocked. It is unwise to play along with this, as in reality, being a black Muslim migrant woman doesn’t confer wisdom any more than being a white Christian native-born man does. The Left’s exaltation of identity politics is a war against the idea of equality of rights for all, and free people should not countenance it. If Ilhan Omar cannot be made fun of because of her victim status, she has an immunity from criticism that is dangerous to give to any elected official.
“Former GOP Congresswoman Urges Voters to Oust Boebert, Greene: ‘Take Out the Trash,’” by Jason Lemon, Newsweek, November 28, 2021:
Former Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock of Virginia urged voters to support primary challengers to GOP Congresswomen Lauren Boebert of Colorado and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, saying “take out the trash.”
Comstock, who served in the House from 2015 to 2019, made the remarks after Boebert drew significant backlash after a video of her suggesting Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota—who is Muslim—was a suicide bomber went viral online. The Islamophobic remarks drew swift condemnation from Democrats and some Republicans, leading Boebert to issue an apology to the Muslim community.
Despite Boebert’s apology, Greene doubled down on using the term “Jihad Squad” to describe Omar and several other progressive Democrats in a Saturday tweet. Both far-right GOP congresswomen have drawn substantial controversy since being elected last year.
“When you have this kind of just unconscionable attack—and it’s not just that she [Boebert] needs to apologize to the congresswoman who she attacked, she needs to apologize to the American people,” Comstock told CNN. “She needs to apologize to the Republican Party and a lot of other people. It goes way beyond that.”…
“You can have a conservative Republican woman without having a crazy, you know, very unpleasant, you know, nasty, you know, unconscionable congressperson who, by the way, neither of these women are getting anything done in Congress for their constituents,” she said. “Zippo, nothing.”
Newsweek reached out to Boebert’s and Greene’s spokespeople for comment but did not immediately receive responses.
Following the backlash, Boebert on Friday tweeted an apology to the Muslim community.
“I apologize to anyone in the Muslim community I offended with my comment about Rep. Omar. I have reached out to her office to speak with her directly. There are plenty of policy differences to focus on without this unnecessary distraction,” the Colorado Republican said.
Greene, however, posted a Saturday tweet suggesting she disagreed with the apology.
“Democrats want us censored, shut down, and imprisoned. Never apologize to Islamic terrorist sympathizers, communists, or those who fund murder with our tax dollars,” the Georgia Republican wrote on Twitter.
“@IlhanMN and the Jihad Squad are all three and are undeserving of an apology,” she added….