Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert in dispute over Kevin McCarthy

Trouble flares up in far-right paradise as bad blood leaks out between two outspoken GOP women of the house.

On Monday, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) accused Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) of “blindly” supporting House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as a speaker, and pointed to Splits in ultra-conservative Freedom Caucus that could derail McCarthy’s bid for leadership.

“I was asked to explain MTG’s belief in Jewish space lasers, why she showed up to a white supremacist conference and why she is now blindly following Kevin McCarthy and I will not go there,” Boebert told the Daily Caller.

“The only person who can vouch for Marjorie’s words and actions is Marjorie,” Boebert continued. “Let me be very clear, I support President Trump. Period. President Trump is a friend and leader of the Republican Party.”

Greene responded on Twitter Monday night, mocking Boebert’s narrow re-election victory in last month’s midterm elections.

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Rep. Lauren Boebert accused Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of “blindly” supporting House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s candidacy.
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Greene and McCarthy seen laughing on the floor of the house
Greene had openly supported McCarthy’s leadership offer.
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“I supported and donated to Lauren Boebert. President Trump has endorsed and donated to Lauren Boebert. Kevin McCarthy supported and donated to Lauren Boebert. She narrowly got through by 500 votes,” Greene tweeted.

“Lauren refuses to support President Trump, she refuses to support Kevin McCarthy, and she childishly threw me under the bus for a cheap soundbite,” she added.

The Georgia Republican took to Twitter again on Tuesday with a series of messages in support of McCarthy’s bid for the speakership, which has been jeopardized by opposition from Freedom Caucus members.

It would only take five GOP defectors to thwart McCarthy’s bid when the thin Republican majority officially takes office on Jan. 3.

“It’s about time my friends at the Never Kevin Caucus stopped lying to the base [because] they don’t like Kevin McCarthy,” Greene wrote.

“They have no plan and there is no consensus candidate. Sabotage the country for personal reasons is neither brave nor righteous, it is selfish and foolish.”

The war of words was the latest row between Boebert and Greene, who notoriously conspired to snub President Biden during his first State of the Union address earlier this year.

Weeks later, however, Boebert chided Greene for appearing at an event in late February organized by white nationalist Nick Fuentes, according to Politico. The outlet reported that the argument got so heated that another Freedom Caucus lawmaker had to step in between the two and de-escalate.

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy is vying to be the Speaker of the 118th Congress.
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The outlet also reported that Boebert “abhors” attempts to link her to Greene despite their physical similarities.

Established in 2015 to counter former President Barack Obama’s agenda, the Freedom Caucus morphed into a staunch bloc of support for Donald Trump – but has struggled to gain traction since Biden took office last year.

Spoiler speaker candidate Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) said late last month that 20 members of his conference are “pretty hard no votes” for McCarthy, Politico reported, and 36 Republicans voted for Biggs in a secret ballot last month McCarthy, the New York Times said.

In 2015, the caucus managed to oust former House Speaker John Boehner, who later accused his co-founder — and Boehner’s Ohio colleague — Rep. Jim Jordon of being a legislative terrorist because the group was willing to turn itself against centrist GOP measures.

In a list of demands released earlier this year, the caucus urged party leaders to stop sidestepping them by courting Democratic support for GOP bills, which they oppose. They also called for the restoration of House Rules, which would allow lawmakers to introduce motions to remove the Speaker.

https://nypost.com/2022/12/20/mtg-and-lauren-boebert-barb-over-speakership/ Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert in dispute over Kevin McCarthy

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