And Ms Dorries said the former foreign secretary "did not go far enough".
Mr Johnson, who quit the Government last month in a dispute over Brexit, made the remarks in a Daily Telegraph article published on Monday.
In the article, which was arguing against the United Kingdom following Denmark and introducing a ban on face coverings, Mr Johnson also described burkas as "oppressive and ridiculous". He resigned as foreign secretary in July, accusing Ms May of killing "the Brexit dream" with her plan to seek close economic ties with the European Union after the United Kingdom leaves the bloc.
The resignation solidified Johnson's position as a leader of the pro-Brexit wing of the Conservative Party, which is deeply divided over its attitude to the EU.
He said he felt "fully entitled" to expect women to remove face coverings when talking to him at his MP surgery - and schools and universities should be able to take the same approach if a student "turns up. looking like a bank robber". Some suspected Johnson's burqa comments were meant to boost his appeal among right-wing members of the party. "However, the language he used to describe those who choose to wear burqas was unacceptable".
He said: "Boris isn't stupid, this wasn't an off-the-cuff comment after a glass of wine, this was an article that he sat down and wrote for The Daily Telegraph". Boris knew the effect and the impact that this kind of dog whistle politics would have - he's familiar with it from his involvement in the Leave campaign during the Brexit debate.
"What's important is do we believe people should have the right to practise their religion and, in the case of women and the burqa and niqab, to choose how they dress".
Johnson wrote the comments after the first person had been fined for wearing a full-face veil in public in Denmark.
Annadurai, who became the chief minister, acknowledged Karunanidhi's role in raising money as well as holding the ranks together. Thousands of his supporters gathered outside the hospital in Chennai to mourn his demise, as scores of policemen kept watch.
Mahathir swiftly reopened an investigation into 1MDB and barred Najib and his wife, Rosmah Mansor from leaving the country. USA investigators said Low, known widely as Jho Low , bought the yacht with proceeds diverted from 1MDB.
Williams previously logged 321 days in orbit on two stays aboard the space station, most recently returning to the Earth in 2012. Since then, they have been in a race to see which company would fly first in what's become a sort of modern-day space race.
Lais, 39, had a previous conviction for child abuse, raising questions why he was allowed to live in a home with a child present. The boy is in foster care and, per his lawyer, doing OK considering what he has been through.
Liverpool completed their preparations for the new Premier League campaign with a 3-1 win over Torino at Anfield this evening. It was Sturridge who rounded off the scoring, steering in a header from Shaqiri's neat chipped cross late in the match.
MoviePass is abandoning those wildly unpopular changes in favor of limiting the number of movies you can see per month. For the last many weeks, MoviePass customers have been annoyed by the many changes to the service, to say the least.
Traffic cameras caught the tanker truck carrying flammable materials as it hit the truck in front of it, and caught fire. Italian media has reported that numerous injured were hit by debris and shattered glass following the explosion.
But Telkom 1's failure previous year forced the operator to re-route communications traffic through other satellites. SpaceX had used Falcon 9 in May to send up a large communications satellite for Bangladesh from Florida.
The company is offering £29,419.64 ($38,116.50) in cash for each share, valuing the entire club at £1.8 billion. Mr Kroenke, through his wholly-owned Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, now holds a 67% stake in the London club.
Elon Musk Thinking About Taking Tesla Private at $420 a Share
Trading in Tesla shares was halted on Tuesday, after a tweet by chief executive Elon Musk sent shares soaring by more than 7%. Musk said he has no intention of combining the electric vehicle maker and the private space company under one umbrella.
Venus Williams ousted in San Jose quarters
Fifth-seeded Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania secured the first semifinal spot by beating Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic 6-1, 7-5. After dropping her serve in the opening game of the second, Mertens won four games in a row and would not trail again.
Huge rogue 'planet' has magnetic field scientists can't explain
The unusual object sits in a grey area between a star and a planet, and was originally classed as a "brown dwarf" - a failed star. The planet is only around 20 light years from Earth, but it's not really doing much besides relaxing in the vastness of space.