Lauren Boebert Reveals Details Of Bathroom Fight With Marjorie Taylor Greene

Lauren Boebert Reveals Details Of Bathroom Fight With Marjorie Taylor Greene

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) has confirmed some details of a reported argument with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) in the women’s bathroom on Capitol Hill.

Earlier this week, the Daily Beast reported that on January 3, the first day of this year’s Congress, the two far-right lawmakers got into a shouting match in the ladies’ room in the Speaker’s lobby, just off the floor. of the Chamber, citing multiple sources. According to the report, Greene walked out of a position and confronted Boebert for accepting Kevin McCarthy’s endorsement during his re-election campaign but refusing to vote for him in the House speaker election. Boebert told her: “Don’t be ugly” and “she ran off like a schoolgirl,” a source told the Daily Beast.

None of the women commented to the Daily Beast about the report.

However, during an interview on the conservative radio show “The Dana Show,” an excerpt from which was published online On Wednesday, Boebert offered some details about the trade.

“So I actually love that that story came out because of how I was quoted,” Boebert said. “So yes, we are talking in the ladies’ room in Congress. i’m there with [Rep.] Anna Paulina Luna (Republican of Florida). And you know, people are upset about what’s going on in the speaker’s career. It had been a couple of days, we weren’t picking Kevin McCarthy and we hadn’t gotten the concessions we wanted.”

She said Greene reached out to her and started “being a little nasty about it.”

“Nobody else had been nasty about it. They had all been very professional,” she added. “So when she started chasing me, I looked at her and said, ‘Don’t be ugly.'”

Host Dana Loesch chimed in, noting that the women had once been allies. “You guys were like best friends there for a while, weren’t you?” she asked.

Boebert seemed to dispel that notion.

“There was nothing against him, we travel in the same circles, we have the same political views on many things, not everything, but on many things,” he said. “But yeah, I looked at her and said, ‘I don’t have time for this, so don’t be ugly.’ And that’s something my grandmother used to tell me when he was a brat.”

Quoting online line Wednesday, Boebert tweeted: “Be nice. Don’t be ugly,” which sparked confusion among Twitter users, who noted that the platitude seemed the opposite of her modus operandi.

The heat has been rising between Greene and Boebert in recent weeks, and it’s not the first time tensions have boiled over in public. Last month, Greene criticized Boebert on Twitter for refusing to endorse McCarthy’s oratory, accusing her of “high school drama” and noting that she barely won re-election by a hair. Boebert, for his part, has repeatedly mocked Greene for espousing absurd conspiracy theories about Jewish space lasers.

Greene, breaking with a bloc of her usual far-right allies, fervently supported McCarthy’s leadership offer, effectively guaranteeing her return to committee assignments after being stripped of them in 2021 for hate speech.

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