GOP governor says McCarthy should condemn Boebert's anti-Muslim remarks

Arkansas Gov. Asa HutchinsonAsa HutchinsonGOP governors press Biden administration for control of infrastructure implementation Sarah Huckabee Sanders raises .8M since launch of Arkansas governor campaign Wisconsin GOP bill would count prior COVID-19 infection as immunity MORE (R) said on Sunday that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyJoining Pelosi, Hoyer says lawmakers should be free to trade stocks Budowsky: To Dems: Run against the do-nothing GOP, Senate Overnight Defense & National Security — Texas hostage situation rattles nation MORE (R-Calif.) should condemn Rep. Lauren BoebertLauren BoebertGOP Reps. Greene, Clyde accrue nearly 0K in combined mask fines Rand Paul cancels DirecTV subscription after it drops OAN Top House Democrat pushes for 'isolation boxes' for maskless lawmakers MORE’s (R-Colo.) anti-Muslim remarks. 

“I do. I think whenever, even in our own caucus, our own members, if they go the wrong direction, I mean, it has to be called out. It has to be dealt with, particularly whenever it is breaching the civility, whenever it is crossing the line in terms of violence or increasing the divide in our country,” Hutchinson told host Dana BashDana BashJan. 6 panel chair says 'significant testimony' shows White House 'had been told to do something' Jan. 6 panel eying subpoenas to force Republican reps to cooperate Hogan says it's 'insane' anyone could watch Jan. 6 and believe it was 'just tourists looking at statues' MORE on CNN's "State of the Union" after she played a clip of Boebert's comments.

“So, one of the things that's really important to us in the future is increasing the civil debate and civil discourse. And we have got to look for ways that we can bring people together and not divide and certainly along racial lines,” Hutchinson added.  

A video surfaced over the Thanksgiving holiday break showing Boebert telling an audience that she and fellow Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarSenate needs to confirm Deborah Lipstadt as antisemitism envoy — Now Overnight Defense & National Security — DOD watchdog to review extremism screening Omar calls for closure of Guantánamo Bay prison after 20 years of 'lawlessness and cruelty' MORE (D-Minn.) were on an elevator as a Capitol Police officer ran toward it. 

"I look to my left, and there she is. Ilhan Omar. I said, ‘Well, she doesn't have a backpack. We should be fine,’” Boebert told the audience. 

Omar says the incident never happened.

Boebert apologized to the Muslim community on Friday after Omar called her out for her "anti-Muslim bigotry." 

McCarthy said in a statement to CNN that he spoke with Boebert on Friday about her comments, saying the Colorado lawmaker has offered to meet with Omar. 

"I spoke with [House Majority] Leader [Steny] Hoyer [D-Md.] today to help facilitate that meeting so that Congress can get back to talking to each other and working on the challenges facing the American people," McCarthy said.