More than 400 Hill workers want House leaders to do something after Boebert's speech against Muslims

Attorney Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., Suggested in a video that appeared online last month that Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Was wrongly mistaken as a terrorist


More than 400 ANC workers have called on House leaders to "completely reject offensive rhetoric" at work following recent remarks by rep Islamists. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., About Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.

"As zealous public servants, we have all chosen to pursue a career in public service in order to work for a better future for our country," the aides wrote in an open letter to the party's leadership. “However, Rep. Boebert has exacerbated the situation of Islamophobia on the Mountain, created a sense of concern and fear for many Muslim workers, our families, and communities, and left many of us to look to our congressional leaders for support. ”

The book, a copy of NBC News received Tuesday, was signed by more than 50 Muslim aides. It is released on Wednesday.

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Boebert, who is known for his outspokenness, suggested in a video that appeared online last month that Omar, a Muslim and wearing a hijab, was mistakenly considered a cash-in-transit terrorist on a U.S. trip. Capitol.

Omar simply denounced the video as "racist" and said the event described by Boebert had never taken place. Boebert apologized in a tweet the next day "to anyone in the Muslim community that I would offend" and said he had reached out to Omar's office to speak to him directly.

However, while the two were talking on the phone, Boebert refused to apologize publicly, prompting Omar to hang up the phone.

It was the latest example of a violent, provocative attack by GOP members in Congress against their counterparts. Attorney Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Was indicted by the Democratic Alliance-led House last month over an anime video he posted showing him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., And beating President Joe Biden. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., Recently called on Republicans to vote for Biden's infrastructure "traitors" and post their phone numbers on Twitter, leading to death threats against the Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich.

A senior ANC aide said an open staff letter was essential in view of the tense situation at the Capitol following the January 6 deadly massacre.

"There is no HR in Capitol Hill where these employees can turn to him for help, which is why they have felt that the only protection they can get from the House leadership," said the aide.