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In a commentary for 9NEWS in Denver, Kyle Clark demanded that news outlets hold Boebert accountable.
“We hold Congresswoman Boebert to a far lower standard” than other lawmakers, Clark said after Boebert launched an Islamophobic attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) and falsely smeared her as being in something called a “jihad squad.”
Boebert’s home-state TV news anchor appeared to have reached his limit.
“If we held her to the same standard as every other elected Republican and Democrat in Colorado, we would be here near-nightly chronicling the cruel, false and bigoted things that Boebert says for attention and fundraising.”
He added: “This is not about politics ― assuming politics is still about things like taxes, national security, health care, jobs and public lands. This is about us, as journalists, recognizing that we’ll hold a politician accountable if they say something vile once, but we won’t do it if they do it every day.”
Clark called it an unfair double-standard that penalizes politicians of both parties who display human decency.
See his full commentary below:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.