Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has attacked fellow MAGA congresswoman Lauren Boebert for conducting a “Jewish space laser” dig while discussing their disagreement over the next speaker of the GOP House.
Greene, a Georgia Republican, took aim at her Colorado colleague Monday after Boebert taunted her while discussing Boebert’s opposition to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to become Speaker of the House. Greene has backed McCarthy, despite a number of other far-right Republicans staunchly opposing his candidacy.
Boebert said she was wrongly “accused” of having the same beliefs as Greene during an interview with conservative commentator Charlie Kirk on Monday. She said she would refuse to endorse McCarthy, even though she was “even” with Greene on other issues.
“I’ve aligned with Marjorie and been accused of believing a lot of the things that she believes in,” the GOP’s Boebert told Kirk while standing next to Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz. “I do not believe in [McCarthy as speaker], just like I don’t believe in Russian space lasers, Jewish space lasers and all that. No.”
Greene shortly afterwards slammed Boebert for the comments in a series of tweets, accusing her colleague of being “childish” while facing a chance of her worse-than-expected performance in this year’s midterms.
“I supported and donated to Lauren Boebert,” Greene said tweeted. “[Former] president [Donald] Trump has endorsed and donated to Lauren Boebert. Kevin McCarthy supported and donated to Lauren Boebert. She narrowly got through with 500 votes.”
“She happily takes our $$$ but when asked: Lauren refuses to support [former] President Trump, she refuses to endorse Kevin McCarthy and she childishly threw me under the bus for a cheap quote,” she said continued.
Green went on to say that “conservative fighters” like her and Boebert used to “work together to save America”. She lamented that Boebert turned to “high school drama and media soundbites” instead.
The Georgia Republican has been ridiculed for most of her political career for her “Jewish space laser” claim. The controversy arose in a since-deleted 2018 Facebook post by Greene.
The post promoted an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory suggesting that the Rothschilds, a wealthy Jewish banking family, benefited from the California wildfires allegedly caused by “lasers, or beams of blue light” from space.
Gaetz, who was closely associated with Greene and has fought alongside her many times, is also at odds with the congresswoman over her support for McCarthy as speaker of the House.
During his appearance with Kirk, Gaetz acknowledged that they “don’t see the same thing” about McCarthy’s candidacy, while insisting he was still a “fan” and “admirer” of Greene.
Earlier Monday, Greene responded to Gaetz, arguing that the upcoming slim GOP representative majority, including a small group of those who strongly oppose McCarthy, could mean Washington, DC’s “cherry blossoms bloom” before the party selects a speaker.
“The Democrats want the corrupt Justice Department to prosecute Trump, the Special Counsel is armed, the FBI has worked with Twitter to silence Americans and Hunter’s laptop, the line has been crossed, and McCarthy stands ready to address these issues.” said Greene tweeted. “The country will not wait for the cherry blossoms to bloom.”
news week has reached out to the offices of Boebert and Greene for comment.
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