Cockburn loves a catfight. Especially between Congress’s kookiest chicks, and one time BFFs, Representatives Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene. The congresswomen have been dragged into the increasingly ugly war over whether or not to back Representative Kevin McCarthy for speaker of the House.
Boebert pulled the first punch on The Charlie Kirk Show, where she, accompanied by some lawmakers like Representative Matt Gaetz, took a swipe at Taylor Greene for whipping the caucus to vote for McCarthy — who sweet-talked Greene with promises to restore her House committee assignments.
“I’ve aligned with Marjorie and been accused of believing a lot of the things that she believes in,” said Boebert. “I don’t believe in [summarily electing McCarthy], just as I don’t believe in Russian space lasers, Jewish space lasers, all of it, no.”
Greene quickly took to Twitter:
“I’ve supported and donated to Lauren Boebert. President Trump has supported and donated to Lauren Boebert. Kevin McCarthy has supported and donated to Lauren Boebert. She just barely came through by 500 votes.”
“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… Americans expect conservative fighters like us to work together to Save America and that is the only mission I’m 100 percent devoted to, not high school drama and media sound bites.” Meow!
Nothing lasts forever. It wasn’t that long ago that Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert were besties, doing fun things together like heckling President Joe Biden during his State of the Union this year (though only Boebert did so while he was talking about his dead son Beau).
Nothing says Christmas like a bout of Republican infighting. All Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy wants for Christmas is the four votes, but at this point, as Elle Gyges puts it, it looks like it will take a Christmas Miracle.