A fiery dispute between Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rep. Lauren Boebert erupted on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives “over their competing resolutions” to impeach President Joe Biden.
via: Daily Beast
The angry exchange came as the two lawmakers have been swiping at each other over their competing resolutions to impeach President Joe Biden. But tensions came to a head on Wednesday after Boebert leveraged a procedural tool to force a vote on her own impeachment resolution within days—undercutting Greene, who had offered her own resolution, but not with the procedural advantages of forcing a vote.
Greene apparently cursed out Boebert while the House was voting Wednesday afternoon, as the two spoke in a center aisle of the House floor; part of their interaction was captured on C-SPAN’s cameras.
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According to two sources that saw the exchange and a third familiar with the matter, the back and forth began when Boebert approached Greene—then seated in the chamber—and confronted her over “statements you made about me publicly.” All three of the sources said Greene called Boebert a “bitch.” One of the sources said Greene called her “a little bitch.”
According to two of the sources, Greene then stood up and alleged that Boebert “copied my articles of impeachment,” to which the Colorado lawmaker fired back that she hadn’t even read Greene’s resolution.
“I’ve donated to you, I’ve defended you. But you’ve been nothing but a little bitch to me,” Greene told Boebert, according to a source who witnessed the exchange. “And you copied my articles of impeachment after I asked you to cosponsor them.”
The name-calling was confirmed by another GOP lawmaker and another source who witnessed the exchange.
“I heard Marjorie call Boebert a bitch right to her face,” one GOP lawmaker said, granted anonymity by The Daily Beast to speak freely about the argument.
“OK, Marjorie, we’re through,” Boebert then said, shrugging her shoulders.
With Boebert’s back turned, ??Greene responded: “We were never together.”
Reached for comment about the exchange, Boebert didn’t deny the back and forth.
“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.”
Boebert subsequently told CNN: “Like I said, I’m not in middle school.”
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As for her part, when asked about their exchange, Greene told The Daily Beast: “Imitation is the greatest form of flattery.”
Earlier in the day, Greene said she has long championed articles of impeachment against Biden—and strongly suggested Boebert is late to a push that she herself already owns.