If ever there were two Republican stooges who seemed as though they would be two peas in a pod, the peanut butter to the other’s jelly, it would be GOP House Reps Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert.
Congresswomen Greene and Boebert, respectively representing their districts in Georgia and Colorado, are two of the most prominent names to come to mind when one thinks “QAnon nutcase.” Their similarities are almost a bit creepy at this point, as the pair seems to take talking points and policies out of a collectively shared playbook. Think Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants except for ultra Right-wing extremism conspiracy theorists.
But it seems even the GOP princesses couldn’t play nice forever.
If you haven’t noticed lately, Reps Greene and Boebert appear to be on the outs these days — funnily enough, over something as stupid as Greene’s devout support for Republican Kevin McCarthy as the next Speaker of the House following the GOP’s razor-thin House win in the recent midterm elections, something McCarthy only secured by the skin of his teeth and a whopping 15 different ballots — and as their little feud carries on, it seems to be growing more and more dramatic and public.
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It seems the pair took their catfight to the next level this week when Boebert publicly took aim at her former congressional ally, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and more specifically, Greene’s infamous past promotion of some of the most insane conspiracy theories we’ve ever heard, with Boebert labeling Greene’s claims as “unhinged.”
Boebert’s insults against Greene flew unchecked in remarks she gave to the Associated Press as the two GOP princesses continue to duke it out over McCarthy’s eventual success in becoming the new Speaker of the House under Republican leadership. Now, it seems the two have degenerated to the point of name-calling and petty insult-flinging.
Boebert is, of course, a notable member of a faction of House Republicans who vehemently opposed Kevin McCarthy’s bid for the Speakership, only backing him reluctantly last Friday following days of deliberation, lack of votes, overall humiliation and debacles for the GOP, and an unprecedented 14 failed ballots before McCarthy finally saw success on number 15.
Greene, however, was the polar opposite of her fellow Republican House member, as she very loudly lauded her support for the California Republican to replace Nancy Pelosi in the incoming GOP power in the House. Greene’s support for McCarthy put her in direct opposition to many of her former allies in the Freedom Caucus.
Speaking with the publication, Boebert said, “I have been asked to explain MTG’s beliefs on Jewish space lasers, on why she showed up to a white supremacist conference… I’m just not going to go there. She wants to say all these things and seem unhinged on Twitter, so be it.”
The gun-toting Colorado lawmaker was, of course, referring to some of MTG’s most bizarre and outlandish conspiracy theorist claims and scandals, including her past claims that California wildfires were the result of Jewish space lasers and her infamous attendance at a conference held by white nationalist Nick Fuentes in 2022.
Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene were a bit of a political brand all on their own for quite some time, as they joined forces in their support for scandal-ridden former President Donald Trump — even infamously heckling President Joe Biden together at the 2021 State of the Union.
But it seems all “good” things eventually come to an end, as the pair’s relationship effectively and publicly imploded in December over the McCarthy debacle, with Boebert seeming to personally ignite the public catfight when she made unprovoked remarks about Greene’s past promotion of unhinged conspiracy theories.
Greene was then quit to fire back with a potshot at Boebert’s narrow success in her midterm election.