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FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
A Greene/Boebert feud was inevitable.
There is nothing that was more inevitable than this: a public feud between Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert:
You have to admire the hubris of somebody who was waxing poetic about “Jewish Space Lasers” to claim that she is only devoted to Saving America and not “media sounds bites” as she claims.
Boebert responded not on Twitter, but through The Daily Caller:
Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert has a response to criticism from Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene about Boebert’s stance on potential GOP House Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy.
“I’ve been asked to explain MTG’s belief in Jewish space lasers, why she showed up to a white supremacist’s conference, and now why she’s blindly following Kevin McCarthy and I’m not going to go there,” Boebert told the Daily Caller.
“The only person who can answer for Marjorie’s words and actions is Marjorie. Let me be very clear, I support President Trump. Period. President Trump is a friend and the leader of the Republican party,” Boebert added.
Weirdly, both of them have a point. Boebert is not showing the kind of loyalty to Kevin McCarthy that Kevin McCarthy (inexplicably) showed to her. Greene on the other hand does all sorts of bonkers things and she is, as Boebert explains, blindly following McCarthy when she has done so much to make his life difficult.
This kind of fight between two high-profile MAGA figures like Boebert and Greene was inevitable.
As Donald Trump fades further and further into the political past, the political future is a bunch of former Trump acolytes who are trying to fill the vacuum and try to grab the mantle of Trumpism for themselves.
There is a certain “Death of Stalin” type vibe to it with MAGAworld wanting to be deferential to Trump but also wanting to cut the knees from under their political rivals.
Greene and Boebert were especially likely to engage in this kind of feud. Both are high-profile MAGA women, both elected to Congress for the first time in 2020, both deep in election denial, conspiracy theories, and far-right extremism. At the end of the day, they are Coke and Pepsi; practically the same product marketed at the same people battling for supremacy.
This will be far from the only high-profile far-right clash over the next few years as Trump and Trumpism fade away…