Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s spat with fellow MAGA Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert over who had the idea to impeach Joe Biden first could cost Greene. The House Freedom Caucus reportedly considering expelling Greene for her outburst on the House floor calling her rival a “little *****.”
Tensions between the two women rose after Boebert used House rules to undercut Greene’s impeachment motion. Boebert used House rules to force a vote on her resolution.
Boebert vs. Greene
Greene told Boebert she had “copied my articles of impeachment.”
“I’ve donated to you, I’ve defended you. But you’ve been nothing but a little ***** to me,” Greene told Boebert, a source who witnessed the exchange told The Daily Beast. “And you copied my articles of impeachment after I asked you to cosponsor them.”
Boebert sought to get away from Greene saying, “OK, Marjorie, we’re through.” Greene replied saying that she and Boebert never were together.
“Marjorie is not my enemy. I came here to protect our children and their posterity. Joe Biden and the Democrats are destroying our country,” she told The Daily Beast. “My priorities are to correct their bad policies and save America.”
The women have feuded in the past, and Boebert said in January that Greene told her “Don’t be ugly” amid the speaker fight.
“It’s really unfortunate that somebody communicated the conversation that took place on the floor” between herself and Greene, Boebert told Politico, “because I was willing to walk away [from] people wanting to stir up unnecessary drama.”
Sources: Republicans Consider Greene’s Behavior ‘Unprofessional’
Sources told Axios they believed that Greene’s behavior was “unprofessional.”
Greene defended her tiff with Boebert in an interview with Semafor.
“She has genuinely been a nasty little ***** to me,” Greene said.
Greene accused Boebert of introducing her resolution solely for fundraising purposes instead of partnering with her.
“I was sitting down, and so I stood up and I said, ‘I’m happy to clarify my public statements to your face,’” she said. “I told her exactly what I think about her.”
Could Greene Get the Boot?
They suggested that some Republicans have become tired of Greene and her antics.
Three members of the Freedom Caucus told Axios they thought talk of expelling Greene would not have legs because it takes a vote of 80% of the caucus’s members to kick her out.
Greene has worked to make herself an ally of Speaker Kevin McCarthy and to shed her radical insurgent MAGA credentials by going mainstream in the Republican conference.
Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., wants to expel members who no longer fit the group’s standards. Due to the small size of the Republican majority, the group exercises an outsized influence on legislation. The group first gained prominence in 2015 when it succeeded in dumping John Boehner as speaker.
Greene’s effort to become friendly with the “establishment” could jeopardize her place in the caucus.
She helped McCarthy push his debt deal through the House of Representatives and dissented from the Freedom Caucus’s desire to dump McCarthy as speaker.
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