Bend the Arc just filed an ethics complaint against Lauren Boebert

Two screenshots of news headlines, including  Newsweek: Lauren Boebert Faces Ethics Complaint From Muslim, Jewish Groups Over Ilhan Omar Comments  The Washington Post: House GOP leaders face calls to confront Islamophobia among their ranks

Alongside our allies at Muslim Advocates, we just filed a formal ethics complaint against Rep. Lauren Boebert — and we wanted you to be one of the first to know.

Last week, Rep. Lauren Boebert used disturbing, anti-Muslim rhetoric to target her colleague, Rep. Ilhan Omar. It wasn’t her first time, but we’re determined to make it her last.

We sprang into action with our Muslim partners because we believe when we join together across lines of difference and fight for each other we can build a country where freedom, safety, and belonging are for all of us, no exceptions.

You can read more about Rep. Boebert’s dangerous actions and our response in Newsweek and The Washington Post.

Dark blue text on a light blue background, with the quote:  The civil rights group Muslim Advocates and the liberal Jewish group Bend the Arc: Jewish Action on Tuesday urged the House Ethics Committee to investigate Boebert over her “virulent, anti-Muslim” remarks, which they said had created a “dangerous environment,” particularly in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.  - The Washington Post, Nov. 30, 2021

Boebert’s behavior isn’t an isolated incident. It’s part of an ongoing crisis of bigotry and division enabled and embraced by Republican leadership.

Representatives like Lauren Boebert, Paul Gosar, and Marjorie Taylor Greene all have this in common: Each of them has promoted anti-Muslim, antisemitic, and racist rhetoric. They’ve all collaborated with white nationalist and anti-government extremist groups. And all three allegedly participated in planning meetings with the organizers of the January 6 rallies at the Capitol that led to an attempt to overthrow our democracy.

This is who they are. They will continue to spread bigotry and division in an attempt to hold on to and consolidate power, no matter who gets hurt.

But we refuse to let them. We jointly filed this ethics complaint against Boebert this week, just like we previously successfully mobilized to censure Gosar and Greene. We’re committed to fighting anti-Muslim bigotry, antisemitism, and racism wherever we see it — whether it’s in our communities or in the halls of power.

You can donate to fund this work, and our organizing in 2022, to hold members of Congress like Boebert, Gosar, and Greene accountable and keep our communities safe.

As we light our Hanukkah and Shabbat candles tonight, we remain as committed as ever to building a country where all of us are truly safe and thriving. We’re so grateful you’re a part of this fight and part of this movement.

Chag sameach and Shabbat Shalom,

The Bend the Arc team

Sources

  1. Newsweek, Lauren Boebert Faces Ethics Complaint From Muslim, Jewish Groups Over Ilhan Omar Comments
  2. The Washington Post, House GOP leaders face calls to confront Islamophobia among their ranks
  3. Salon, Jan. 6 organizers say they held “dozens” of planning meetings with House Republicans: report