“Ku Klux Klan” caucus accused of targeting Ilhan Omar

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) blamed the Republicans of have a “Ku Klux Klan caucus” targeting Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) and others with racist attacks.

The quarrel between Omar and Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) escalated this week as the former held a press conference and played an audio recording of a graphic phone call threatening violence against her. Omar used the call urge action against boebert for recent comments, including referring to her as a member of the “Jihad team”.

On the voice message, a man calls Omar multiple insults, seems to threaten her life and accuses her of be a terrorist.

Listen to the phone call below (warning: graphic language):

Ocasio-Cortez came to the defense of his “Team” mate on Wednesday, with a tweet accusing Rep Kevin McCarthy (R-California) of leading a “Ku Klux Klan caucus” in an effort to make back check of the House by the Democrats.

“Kevin McCarthy is so desperate to be a speaker that he is working with its Ku Klux Klan caucus to look aside and allow violent targeting of woc [women of color] members of Congress, “ tweeted, adding that these threats should don’t be ignored.

The feud between Boebert and Omar began after a clip of Boebert went viral in who mocked Omar as a potential terrorist. A follow-up phone call between the two it’s over with Omar hung up on Boebert.

On Friday, Boebert apologized to anyone in the “Mussulman community” that she offended.

Omar hasn’t directly he replied to Boebert’s tweet, but called on Republican leadership to act against the “Hateful rhetoric” by the Colorado Congresswoman.

“This type of rhetoric and hateful actions cannot go without punishment. There must be accountability” Omar said on Tuesday, adding that “If and when” republicans fail Act, “It will be our job to do it.”

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