Reaching out

Oh is that what they call it.

The House Republican leader, Kevin McCarthy, said on Saturday he had “reached out” to Democrats over Islamophobic comments made by one of his party, Lauren Boebert of Colorado, about the Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar.

Boebert apologised for the remarks, in which she likened one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress to a suicide bomber, on Friday, saying she wanted to meet Omar in person. 

No she didn’t. We saw this yesterday. She didn’t apologize. She did the “sorry you got so offended” thing. You don’t apologize for an insult by saying “Apologies to anyone who was offended by the insult.” That’s not an apology. It treats the insult as only contingently an insult, and it puts the onus on the targets of the insult as opposed to the trashy person who tweeted the insult. That’s not just not an apology, it’s a further insult, in painting the targets of the insult as whiny babies and the insulter as a patient adult telling them to calm down. Lauren Boebert is not that patient adult, she’s a trashy vulgar belligerent ignoramus.

In a statement to CNN, McCarthy said: “I spoke with Leader [Steny] Hoyer today to help facilitate that meeting so that Congress can get back to talking to each other and working on the challenges facing the American people.”

Never mind that, speak to your trashy vulgar member and tell her to stop with the insults.

McCarthy did not condemn Boebert’s remarks.

Of course he didn’t.

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