According to a new report, despite frequently being grouped together as MAGA populist agitators, Reps. Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene have a tense relationship that has even come close to blows.
During a meeting with members of the House Freedom Caucus last month, the two got into an argument over Greene’s attendance at an event held by far-right Nicholas Fuentes, and an incident could have ensued if another congressman hadn’t intervened, according to Politico.
There is no difference whether I’m speaking to 1,200 young conservatives who feel thrown aside and rejected by society or Democrat union members,” Greene remarked at the controversial event, which drew national attention. Republican Pharisees may blame me for speaking to a generation of young people who are in urgent need of love and leadership because I am willing to tear down walls.
The specifics of the incident between Greene and Boebert are not yet known, but three persons with ties to the Freedom Caucus verified the clash to the media outlet, according to reports. According to the site, Boebert dislikes being identified with Greene and is more of a team player in the Republican Party.
Because of their strong political tactics and fiery vocabulary, the two female MAGA heralds are sometimes referred to as one another. They tend to agree on a wide range of political issues, and they even have differing views on Republican Party factions. Just one day after their altercation at the Freedom Caucus meeting, the couple broke protocol and heckled President Joe Biden at his State of the Union speech, according to the article.
Greene’s attendance at the America First Political Action Conference in February sparked criticism from several Republican Party members because Fuentes, 23, is accused of being a white nationalist by multiple organizations, including the Southern Poverty Law Center. While there, he appeared to give a glowing endorsement to Russian President Vladimir Putin. In addition, he has denied the Holocaust and professed support for the Taliban’s brutality toward women.
According to Vanity Fair, he stated during the event, “Now they’re going on about Russia and ‘Vladimir Putin is Hitler.’ According to ‘them,’ that’s a bad thing.”
In recent months, the two have been involved in a number of other political disputes. It’s worth noting that both Greene and Boebert recently made news for their public spat with left-wing congresswoman Ilhan Omar, whom they said had a “hate” of Christians.