The newspaper has â€œmostly tried to ignoreâ€ conspiracy theory-endorsing Boebertâ€™s antics since she was elected to Congress in 2020 because â€œthey add little to the public discourse,â€ it wrote in a stinging editorial Monday.
But the Donald Trump acolyteâ€™s recent Islamophobic attacks on Omar â€” and her subsequent non-apology to her fellow congresswoman â€” had â€œcrossed a line,â€ it said. The board was â€œembarrassed a Colorado representative is engaged in wideningâ€ divisions in the country.
Omar â€œdeserved nothing short of a full apologyâ€ but Boebert â€œis clearly incapable of remorse or reflection, so as her fellow Coloradans â€” a beautiful place of tolerance and respect, diversity and freedom â€” we will help her,â€ the board wrote.
â€œWe apologize to the Congresswoman and to the Muslim community for Boebertâ€™s insensitive remarks,â€ it added. â€œSuch remarks, no matter how innocently intended, have no place in American discourse.â€