‘QAnon goes to Washington,’ announced Roll Call, the longtime chronicler of Capitol Hill, connecting Greene and Boebert to the pro-Trump conspiracy theory, which they have since distanced themselves from.
Greene and Boebert were also compared to each other because of their brash temperament, relative youth compared to most members of Congress and ability to rile up a MAGA crowd.
But Greene doing just that – at the rally of a known white nationalist – and Boebert expressing displeasure, produced the first media reports that the MAGA darlings weren’t in lockstep together.
That tiff produced a fight at a House Freedom Caucus meeting near Capitol Hill in March 2022. Cut to a bathroom shouting-fest this January and then this week’s animosity on the House floor, where Greene called Boebert a ‘little b****.’
Smiling Reps. Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene pose for a freshman class photo on January 4, 2021. The two lawmakers were connected a soon as they entered Congress for their belief in QAnon, relative youth, brash temperament and ability to excite the MAGA crowd
On Wednesday, Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert were heard getting into it on the House floor, with Greene confirming that she had referred to the Colorado congresswoman as a ‘little b***h’
So how did two of the MAGA movement’s biggest stars become arch-enemies?
It was Politico that first reported in April 2022 that the 36-year-old Boebert ‘detests being tied to her Georgia colleague.’
The story detailed how the two had gotten into it at a House Freedom Caucus board of directors meeting in March 2022 over Greene, 49, appearing at an event in Florida organized by white nationalist Nick Fuentes, who gained additional notoriety when he dined at Mar-a-Lago days before Thanksgiving with former President Donald Trump and anti-Semitic rapper Kanye West.
Most of MAGAWorld had been gathered in Florida to participate in the Orlando-based Conservative Political Action Conference, but only Greene and Rep. Paul Gosar went to the sideshow white supremacist event organized by Fuentes.
Sources told Politico that Greene’s and Boebert’s argument got so heated that people in the room feared it might turn physical.
Greene admitted in an interview with Semafor this week that her row with Boebert stretched back ‘since the last Congress.’
The Ukraine war also distanced the two congresswoman, with Boebert wanting the U.S. to give military assistance to Ukraine, and Greene expressing that ‘America First’ meant not giving Ukraine U.S. taxpayer dollars, The Daily Beast said.
Reps. Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene march through the Capitol with members of the House Freedom Caucus in July 2021 in protest of new mask guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic
Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (left) and Lauren Boebert (right) stand next to each other at a House Freedom Caucus news conference in November 2021, months before their first altercation
Reps. Lauren Boebert (left) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (right) shout down President Joe Biden during the 2022 State of the Union, when they were repotedly still on good terms. Rep. Byron sits in between them
The divide became much more prominent at the start of the current Congress when the two women took different sides in the speakership vote debacle.
Greene sided with now House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, while Boebert was among the ‘never Kevins’ who forced the speakership vote to go 15 rounds.
Boebert finally relented and changed her vote to ‘present’ on the 14th vote.
Prior to that, the two women had a fight in the bathroom.
Sources told The Daily Beast that ‘Greene questioned Boebert’s loyalty to McCarthy, and after a few words were exchanged, Boebert stormed out.’
‘You were OK taking millions of dollars from McCarthy but you refuse to vote for him for Speaker, Lauren?’ Greene reportedly said, catching Boebert off guard by coming out of a stall in the women’s bathroom off the Speaker’s Lobby.
Boebert responded to Greene, ‘don’t be ugly,’ a source said, and then added that she ‘ran out like a little schoolgirl.’
Six months later, their arguments have spilled out onto the floor.
During votes Wednesday, Boebert can be seen approaching the dais, walking past Greene and then hightailing it back to her where the two women were captured by C-SPAN speaking animatedly.
Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (left) and Lauren Boebert (right) are photographed at a House Freedom Caucus event in November 2022 months after their first known public spat
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, speaking to reporters last month after the pasage of the debt ceiling bill, called out Rep. Lauren Boebert for taking money from now Speaker Kevin McCarthy but holding up the speakership vote in January
The lawmaker chairing the session can be heard banging the gavel and saying, ‘Take your conversations off the floor,’ as a round of voting concluded.
By dinnertime Wednesday, The Daily Beast had reported what was said.
Greene had alleged that Boebert had copied her articles of impeachment, instead of just supporting her bill.
‘I’ve doneated to you, I’ve defended you. But you’ve been nothing but a litte b***h to me,’ Greene told Boebert, sources said. ‘And you copied my articles of impeachment after I asked you to cosponsor them.’
One GOP lawmaker in earshot told The Beast: ‘I heard Marjorie call Boebert a b***h right to her face.’
And Greene admitted to it on-the-record.
‘She has genuinely been a nasty little b***h to me,’ the Georgia congresswoman told Semafor.
Greene said that Boebert had come over to her to confront her about telling reporters she believed the Colorado congresswoman was playing copycat.
‘I was sitting down, and so I stood up and said, “I’m happy to clarify my public statements to your face,”‘ Greene told Semafor. ‘I told her exactly what I think about her.’
Rep. Lauren Boebert (right) was asked about her feud with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene during a Thursday night appearance on Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity’s (left) show
She said Boebert’s solo impeachment effort was ‘purely for fundraising.’
‘It’s throwing out red meat so that people will donate to her campaign because she’s coming up on the end of the month, and she’s trying to produce good fundraising numbers,’ Greene said.
Boebert almost lost her race to Democrat Adam Frisch in November. Frisch is already running against her again.
Greene also said that at one point during the fight Boebert accused the Georgia congresswoman of spitting on her lip.
Greene said at another point Boebert tried to re-engage, and Greene told her to be quiet.
‘I said, “you need to shut up because the only person that’s recognized to speak right now is [Rep. Anna Paulina] Luna,”‘ Greene noted.
The video captures Greene and Boebert going at it, until Luna starts to speak.
Greene also gave an ‘absolutely not’ to Semafor when asked if there could be a reconciliation.
Boebert was asked about the feud by Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity Thursday night and pushed that it wasn’t as bad as it seems.
‘Sean, I did not put my life on pause and leave my four boys and my now grandson to come here and just get in spats with people,’ Boebert said. ‘I came here to legislate and to be effective for Coloradans, Coloradans who are suffering from the Democrats’ policy. Marjorie is not my enemy. Joe Biden’s policy, the Democrats, that is my enemy that I am combating right now.’