Right-wing lawmakers Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert are taking potshots at one another in what appears to be a Republican party civil war.
Speaking at a Turning Point USA event on Monday, Boebert criticised her congressional colleague’s decision to support (R-Calif.) Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House when Republicans take control of the lower chamber in January.
“I don’t believe in this,” she said. Just as I don’t believe in… Jewish space lasers.”
Boebert was referring to a conspiracy theory promoted on social media by Greene that the 2018 California wildfires were caused by lasers owned by a prominent Jewish banking family. Greene says she no longer believes that.
She responded to Boebert, a high school dropout known for spreading misinformation, with a series of Tweets, noting that the Colorado congresswoman narrowly retained her House seat in last month’s election despite representing a solidly Republican district.
“I’ve supported and donated to Lauren Boebert,” she said. “President Trump has backed and donated to Lauren Boebert.”
Both women believe Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election.
“Kevin McCarthy has supported and donated to Lauren Boebert,” Greene added. “She narrowly won by 500 votes.”
Greene described Boebert’s attack as “high school drama,” adding that her colleague “childishly threw me under the bus for a cheap sound bite.”
Boebert posted a video of her speech at the Turning Points USA rally, writing, “I’ve grown, I’ve been refined, and I’m ready to lead with strength and grace.”