The fracturing of the Republican Party had earlier been seen as a rather necessary step in the evolution of conservatism, with many on the far right had believed that the GOP was drifting a little too close to the political middle for their liking.
This had set up a rather distinct divide between the MAGA Movement and the “old guard” of the party, but a new feud on Capitol Hill threatens to split the GOP base even further.
Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene attacked fellow MAGA Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert on Monday, accusing her of engaging in petty feuding, while also taking a swipe at her narrow margin of re-election.
Greene’s ire was stoked by a video showing Boebert with Turning Point founder Charlie Kirk at its “AmericaFest” event.
Kirk asked Boebert and Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, also listed as a speaker at the event, what they thought of Greene’s endorsement of Rep. Kevin McCarthy to be the next House speaker.
Gaetz and Boebert weren’t big on the idea, sparking this new rift.
“Well you know, I’ve been aligned with Marjorie and accused of believing a lot of the things that she believes in,” said Boebert. “I don’t believe in this, just like I don’t believe in Russian space lasers, Jewish space lasers and all of this.”
Greene took exception, and responded to Boebert by tweeting the clip while noting that the congresswoman “just barely came through by 500 votes” in the 2022 midterms despite support from Greene, former President Donald Trump, and McCarthy.
In her thread, Greene complained that Boebert didn’t endorse Trump or McCarthy even after she “gladly takes our $$$” in getting re-elected.
“And she childishly threw me under the bus for a cheap sound bite,” Greene added, in a likely reference to Boebert’s “space lasers” quip.
Greene then took it a step further, likening Boebert’s tiff to “high school drama”.