Things recently became a little spicy on the House floor between Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Lauren Boebert (R-CO).
In a discussion, Greene approached Boebert and expressed anger over the Colorado congresswoman’s recent decision to introduce articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden. From there, Greene reportedly shouted expletives at Boebert.
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In a video of the discussion, Greene tells Boebert how much she’s donated to her campaign. Greene later accuses her colleague of behaving unpleasantly towards her.
“And you copied my articles of impeachment after I asked you to cosponsor them,” Greene tells Boebert.
After Greene finished with her discussion, Boebert responded by shrugging her shoulders and saying, “Ok, Marjorie, we’re through.”
“We were never together,” Greene reportedly replied as Boebert had her back turned.
Greene is accusing Boebert of doing what she did for popularity and donations instead of a “real” attempt at impeaching Biden.
“Lauren Boebert never addressed the conference,” Greene remarked. “I made it clear to the conference that I have introduced articles of impeachment, literally since Joe Biden’s first day in office.”
“I have been talking about it with everybody forever,” she added. “Literally, everyone. Forever, ‘til I’m blue in the face. You see me? I’m blue in the face.”
Greene said she told Boebert what was on her mind. She said Boebert’s actions were “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 told Semafor.
Greene and House Republican leadership are frustrated with Boebert because she was offered a chance to speak about the articles of impeachment at a GOP conference but declined to do so, instead taking her remarks to the House floor.
After her discussion with Greene, Boebert was quoted as saying, “Like I said, I’m not in middle school.”
According to Greene, Boebert accused her of accidentally spitting on her lip. Then, after some back-and-forth arguing, Boebert tried to re-engage Greene, but she cut the conversation off. Greene reportedly told Boebert to “shut up” because Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) was speaking on the House floor.
Boebert’s attempt at impeaching Biden was delayed when House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told reporters he would refer her resolution to the House Judiciary Committee, meaning it would not be immediately voted upon.