The Republican Party has been in the midst of an identity crisis for over half a decade now, with a distinct fracture opening up within the party in relation to Donald Trump’s sudden rise to political stardom.
The arrival of the MAGA Movement was a meteoric event in the history of American conservatism, and created a distinct divide between the old guard, centrist Republicans and this new, right-wing faction.
Now, it appears as though there is the potential for further division as well, as two popular MAGA Republicans’ feud begins to spill over into the public eye.
Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene attacked fellow MAGA Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert on Monday, accusing her of engaging in petty feuding, while also taking a swipe at her narrow margin of re-election.
Greene’s ire was stoked by a video showing Boebert with Turning Point founder Charlie Kirk at its “AmericaFest” event.Trending:
Kirk asked Boebert and Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, also listed as a speaker at the event, what they thought of Greene’s endorsement of Rep. Kevin McCarthy to be the next House speaker.
Neither Gaetz nor Boebert were fans of the idea. While Gaetz politely disagreed, Boebert was more personal.Advertisement - story continues below
“Well you know, I’ve been aligned with Marjorie and accused of believing a lot of the things that she believes in,” said Boebert. “I don’t believe in this, just like I don’t believe in Russian space lasers, Jewish space lasers and all of this.”
MTG fired back.
Greene took exception, and responded to Boebert by tweeting the clip while noting that the congresswoman “just barely came through by 500 votes” in the 2022 midterms despite support from Greene, former President Donald Trump, and McCarthy.
In her thread, Greene complained that Boebert didn’t endorse Trump or McCarthy even after she “gladly takes our $$$” in getting re-elected.Advertisement - story continues below
“And she childishly threw me under the bus for a cheap sound bite,” Greene added, in a likely reference to Boebert’s “space lasers” quip.
“Americans expect conservative fighters like us to work together to Save America and that is the only mission I’m 100% devoted to, not high school drama and media sound bites,” Greene said in a third tweet.
This isn’t the first time that the pair have been at odds, with reports emerging in February that Boebert didn’t care to be publicly associated with Greene after the latter attended an event that was lambasted in the media as a “white nationalist” convention.