On Monday, Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene reportedly attacked fellow MAGA Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert, accusing her of picking small, personal fights and also blasting her for the difficulty she faced in winning re-election this year in her district.
A video of Boebert and Turning Point founder Charlie Kirk at its “AmericaFest” event inflamed Greene’s anger after it was posted on social media.
In the video, Kirk questioned Boebert and Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, who was also scheduled to speak at the occasion, about Greene’s support for Rep. Kevin McCarthy as the next House speaker.
Both Gaetz and Boebert opposed the notion. But while Gaetz disagreed politely, Boebert was more direct, and launched a seemingly personal attack on Greene.
“Well you know, I’ve been aligned with Marjorie and accused of believing a lot of the things that she believes in. I don’t believe in this, just like I don’t believe in Russian space lasers, Jewish space lasers and all of this.” Boebert said.
For her part, Greene was not happy with Boebert’s remarks and quickly made it known on Twitter.
She gladly takes our $$$ but when she’s been asked:
Lauren refuses to endorse President Trump, she refuses to support Kevin McCarthy, and she childishly threw me under the bus for a cheap sound bite.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) December 19, 2022
Prior to her political rise, Greene posted a conspiracy theory on social media that claimed the Rothschild family had used space lasers to start a wildfire in California.
Since then, Greene has repudiated that assertion, claiming she was duped by false information online.
Boebert made her comments while standing next to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a fellow Freedom Caucus member and one of McCarthy’s key antagonists in his quest for the speakership.
Greene’s decision to back McCarthy over Gaetz’s objections last month prompted Gaetz to joke that McCarthy would “zap her faster than you can say Jewish space laser.”