The Daily Beast published a breathless cat-fight story about the strained relations between House Republican kooks Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert:
On the first day of Congress this year, Jan. 3, the mounting tension between Greene and Boebert reached its boiling point. According to multiple sources, the two women were nearly in a screaming match in the Speaker’s lobby ladies room just off the House floor…
The first source said Greene was in a stall and, upon coming out, confronted Boebert about taking money from McCarthy for her re-election and then turning against McCarthy when it came time to vote. The Colorado Republican was allegedly unaware that Greene was also in the bathroom at the time.
“That’s when Lauren said, ‘Don’t be ugly,’” the first source said, before she—in the words of this source—“ran out like a little schoolgirl.”
Unfair comment from Boebert; it’s not like Greene can help it. But I don’t blame Boebert for running away. Greene has the face of a Palookaville prize fighter, and while that type is known more for taking punches than landing them, it’s probably wise not to quarrel with Greene in close quarters.
Some tiffs have come to light in the last year, like when Boebert didn’t come to Greene’s defense after the Georgia Republican spoke at a conference hosted by the white nationalist Nicholas Fuentes last spring. The two also reportedly almost came to blows at a House Freedom Caucus meeting around the same time.
By the turn of the new year, it was clear: there was a full-on breakup.
While Boebert always seemed like the more agreeable, less controversial member, it was Greene who began sitting, walking, and working with more establishment Republicans.
Not sure in which parallel universe Boebert is considered “more agreeable” and “less controversial” than anyone else on the planet, but the best line in the DB piece by far goes to Debbie Dingell (D-MI), who witnessed the alleged ladies’ loo throw-down but refused to comment on it:
“What happens in the ladies room stays in the ladies room.”
Quite right, Rep. Dingell.