Feud Erupts On House Floor Between Two GOP Congresswoman
Things got heated on the House floor on Thursday, and we’re not just talking about the Democrats’ reaction to Adam Schiff being censured after years of political grandstanding.
Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Lauren Boebert (R-CO) had a very public argument over Boebert’s recent move to impeach President Joe Biden. According to reports, Greene blasted Boebert for introducing articles of impeachment that were “copied” from her earlier resolution.
“I’ve donated to you, I’ve defended you. But you’ve been nothing but a little b***h to me,” Greene reportedly said to Boebert. “And you copied my articles of impeachment after I asked you to cosponsor them.”
Greene isn’t a fan of Boebert’s procedural measure that will force a vote without doing the normal planning or coordination House leadership requires. Boebert never addressed the conference with her articles—something they would have expected—so Greene believes her colleague was pandering for donations and attention instead of making a genuine attempt to impeach the president.
“I have been talking about it with everybody forever,” Greene remarked. “Literal everyone. Forever, ‘til I’m blue in the face. You see me? I’m blue in the face.”
“I told her exactly what I think about her. It’s purely for fundraising. It’s throwing out red meat so that people will donate to her campaign,” she added.
Boebert, unsurprised by Greene’s attack, simply said “OK, Marjorie, we’re through” before walking away.
This squabbling isn’t helping the Republican party at all. While anger over numerous Biden administration members not being impeached is understandable, the way Boebert has gone about her resolution won’t help matters. She is not doing the rest of the conference any favors by pushing a flashy spectacle that will almost certainly fail.
The easy lay-up for Republicans to finally impeach President Biden is to focus on his illegal retention of classified documents—a felony he can’t be indicted for while president. From there, the GOP can attach other provisions during the committee stage.
Ultimately, Greene and Boebert (and other members of their own caucus) are guilty of attempting to draw attention to themselves. Impeaching the president is not a game and shouldn’t be treated like one. House Republicans need to come together in a unified and collaborative effort if they have any hope of seeing Biden impeached and removed from office. Otherwise, the whole thing will continue to blow up in their faces.
Saw this conversation… not sure if it was a friendly one pic.twitter.com/tpz3z2Phtv
— Acyn (@Acyn) June 21, 2023