A certain amount of infighting may be expected in any organization, but it was disheartening on Thursday to see it on the House floor between two conservative Republicans.
As lawmakers milled about, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) approached Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO). The Georgia legislator voiced her displeasure over the latter’s introduction of articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden.
Things apparently intensified to the point where Greene called Boebert a “little [expletive]” while they argued.
According to the Daily Beast, Greene told her colleague, “I’ve donated to you, I’ve defended you. But you’ve been nothing but a little [expletive] to me. And you copied my articles of impeachment after I asked you to co-sponsor them.”
Boebert reportedly then shrugged her shoulders and replied, “OK Marjorie, we’re through.”
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To which Greene allegedly fired back when Boebert’s was turned away, “We were never together.”
Her frustration apparently came from Boebert introducing articles of impeachment against Biden after Greene put forward a similar act last month. Boebert, however, used a procedural tool to force a vote almost immediately.
This move drew the ire of House Republican leadership since it did not grant time to garner support or adjust the articles to ensure GOP unity.
When Greene was asked about the Daily Beast report on the heated exchange, she told reporters that the account was “impressively correct.” Meanwhile, Boebert commented on the dustup to CNN with, “Like I said, I’m not in middle school.”
Greene elaborated further to the media, saying that they should be natural allies. She noted that she had come to Boebert’s defense and the two had virtually the same voting record as members of the House Freedom Caucus.
The Republican added, however, “But for some reason, she has a great skill and talent for making most people here not like her. And so, it’s her issue.”
Greene told reporters she will support Boebert’s impeachment articles because she also wants to see Biden impeached, but she did not agree with her approach. “She didn’t talk to anyone about it. She didn’t come to the conference [meeting]. She didn’t address it with anybody.”
Greene said her colleague and apparent rival merely copied her own impeachment articles and “refused to cosponsor mine.”