After Rep. Lauren Boebert sparked backlash on Friday for telling a story that implied her colleague Ilhan Omar was a terrorist, many hope the Republican will see real consequences for her words. But the women of “The View” seriously doubt that will happen.
Last week, a video surfaced of Boebert telling a story in which she and Omar shared an elevator ride. According to Boebert, as the doors closed, a Capitol police officer ran toward them with “a concerned face.” In response, Boebert said he joked that Omar “doesn’t have a backpack. We should be fine. “
Discussing Boebert’s comments on Monday’s episode, guest host Jane Coaston admitted that she doubts Boebert faces any real consequences.
“I really don’t think there is much they can do,” Coaston said. “Look, when you have someone like her or like Marjorie Taylor Greene, she was chosen to do that. She has no ideas, she has that. This is his performance. “
Coaston then added that both Boebert and Greene are adhering to an unspoken trend among Trump supporters and allies to “be the biggest idiot possible” at all times.
“I think it’s interesting that what so many people got from Donald Trump was not supposed populism, but being the biggest idiot possible. And she’s going to do that, ”added Coaston. That’s what she does. That’s what Marjorie Taylor Greene does. That’s what all this is about “.
Coaston also noted that he believes politicians at the moment are not being pressured enough about actual legislation, rather than their actions online. Meanwhile, host Sunny Hostin added that she thinks there is actually a lot to may about Boebert specifically, it just won’t be.
“I think we can’t just put our hands up and say ‘Well, there’s nothing we can do.’ I think they can censor her, I think they should strip her of their committees, because she is on several committees ”.
Boebert later apologized on Twitter, saying: “I apologize to all members of the Muslim community whom I offended with my comment on Representative Omar. I contacted her office to speak with her directly. There are many political differences to focus on without this unnecessary distraction. “