'Absolutely spineless': CNN panel thrashes GOP leadership's silence on Lauren Boebert's 'MAGA open mic night'
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A CNN panel on Friday thrashed House Republican leadership for remaining silent about Rep. Lauren Boebert's (R-CO) bigoted attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

Host Jim Acosta started off by asking former Republican Congressman Charlie Dent what he made of House Republicans' reaction to what he described as Boebert's "MAGA open mic night" in which she disparaged Omar by likening her to a suicide bomber.

Dent said that the way the party has mishandled Boebert has been the same way it's mishandled Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who was stripped of her committee assignments over her remarks about executing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

"Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Paul Gosar more recently, when they make these statements, it's important for the Republican leaders to crack down, to deal with it internally," he said. "Republicans should have taken her off the committees. They should not have let that go to the House floor, as an example, but they did."

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Democratic strategist Maria Cardona was even more unsparing in her criticism of the House GOP leadership.

"They're absolutely spineless, Jim," she said. "There clearly are not enough like Charlie Dent or Adam Kinzinger, who is the only one who tweeted out that Lauren Boebert is trash. He's right, and they need to step up to the plate if they want to be considered real leaders."

Watch the video below.

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