The Denver Post editorial board did what Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) has so far refused to do: It offered a sincere apology to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).
The newspaper has “mostly tried to ignore” the antics of conspiracy theory-endorsing Boebert since she was elected to Congress in 2020 because “they add little to the public discourse,” the editorial board wrote in a stinging editorial Monday.
But the Donald Trump acolyte’s recent Islamophobic attacks on Omar — and her subsequent non-apology to her fellow congresswoman — had “crossed a line,” it said. The board said it was “embarrassed a Colorado representative is engaged in widening” divisions in the country.
“Boebert is clearly incapable of remorse or reflection, so as her fellow Coloradans — a beautiful place of tolerance and respect, diversity and freedom — we will help her,” the board wrote, noting that “Omar deserved nothing short of a full apology.”
“We apologize to the Congresswoman and to the Muslim community for Boebert’s insensitive remarks,” it added. “Such remarks, no matter how innocently intended, have no place in American discourse.”
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