Some House Republicans worry that a fistfight could erupt imminently between MAGA rivals Reps. Marjorie Taylor-Greene, R-Ga., and Lauren Boebert, R-Colo.
“A fistfight could break out at any moment,” Rep. Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., told The Daily Beast.
Burchett indicated he would be amused if a fight broke out between the two women.
“I am friends with both of them. It’s entertaining to think that a fistfight could break out at any movement. I kind of dig that,” Burchett said.
Another GOP lawmaker told The Daily Beast the bad blood between the congresswomen had reached a boiling point.
“They will be nailing that coffin shut,” this lawmaker said, “and one of them is still in there kicking and screaming!”
Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., noted that their feud has been a double-edged sword.
“I just think that whatever is there, could be utilized both ways,” he said, adding that “people make decisions that they have to work and live by, and you kind of hate being in their shoes.”
Taylor-Greene and Boebert Feud Erupted on House Floor
Their feud erupted in a verbal fight on the House floor. Taylor-Greene called a Boebert “a little *****” during a spat over whose impeachment article against Joe Biden would be considered by the House.
“I’ve donated to you. I’ve defended you. But you’ve been nothing but a little ***** to me,” Greene told Boebert, according to a source that spoke to The Daily Beast. “And you copied my articles of impeachment after I asked you to cosponsor them.”
Boebert claimed that she had not read Taylor-Greene’s resolution.
“Marjorie is not my enemy. I came here to protect our children and their posterity. Joe Biden and the Democrats are destroying our country,” Boebert told The Daily Beast. “My priorities are to correct their bad policies and save America.”
The verbal spat led to the decision to expel Taylor-Greene from the House Freedom Caucus earlier this month.
Taylor-Greene Support of Speaker McCarthy a Major Faultline
The women found themselves on opposite sides of the fence after Taylor-Greene opted to support Kevin McCarthy’s bid to be Speaker of the House. Taylor-Greene followed Boebert into the ladies room in January and picked a fight with her amid the debate over Kevin McCarthy’s bid to become speaker.
“She started being nasty about it and no one had been nasty about it,” Boebert said. “Everyone had been very professional. It was the most organized I had seen Congress since I had been there in two years.
“When she started something I looked her in the face and said, ‘Don’t be ugly.’”
McCarthy considers her a top ally.
“I think Marjorie Taylor Greene is one of the best members we have, I think she’s the one of the most conservative members and one of the strongest legislators. I support Marjorie Greene very strongly,” McCarthy told Axios amid the fracas surrounding her expulsion from the Freedom Caucus earlier this month.
Boebert joined with the other members of the Freedom Caucus to expel Taylor-Greene.
Taylor-Greene’s decision to break with the more independent-minded members on the Right of the Republican caucus and support the GOP establishment represented by McCarthy lies at the heart of much of the feud.
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