Although Marjorie Taylor Green (GA) and Lauren Boebert (CO) used to heckle in tandem, the two right-wing representatives followed the Mean Girls playbook and soon turned to each other. And, as average girls are wont to do, they performed one of their recent close shouting matches in the Speaker’s Lobby Women’s Room.
According to The Daily Beast, their anonymous sources allege that on January 3, just before the speaker vote, Bobo was in the bathroom, thinking the coast was clear of Marge, when the Georgia congresswoman suddenly emerged from a stall and confronted Boebert. “You’re taking millions of dollars from McCarthy but you refuse to vote for Speaker, Lorraine?” He challenged.
The two then engage in a brief but heated exchange, with Boebert finally telling Madge, “Don’t be ugly”, before he “walks out” of the restroom.
From the Daily Beast:
At least one other member allegedly witnessed the exchange: Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI). But during three interviews with three different Daily Beast reporters, Dingle couldn’t tell what he saw.
“What happens in the ladies room stays in the ladies room,” Dingle said.
(During an interview, Dingell acknowledged that something had happened between Greene and Boebert, but said he wasn’t going to talk about it “in any way, shape, or form.”)
Not too long ago, Boebert and Green essentially moved in lockstep. They regularly voted together—sometimes against the rest of the entire House of Representatives. And they were—and still are—two of the most recognizable women on the far right. …
But before McCarthy’s fight began, a noticeable change took place. Some controversies have surfaced in the past year, such as when Boebert did not come to Green’s defense after the Georgia Republican spoke at a convention hosted by white nationalist Nicholas Fuentes last spring. The two reportedly came to blows during a House Freedom Caucus meeting at the same time.
By the start of the new year, it was clear: there was a full-on breakup.