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Greene and Boebert nearly came to blows last month: Report

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 4/29/2022 Ryan King
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., left, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., right, scream "Build the Wall" as President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington. © Evelyn Hockstein/AP Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., left, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., right, scream "Build the Wall" as President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington.

MAGA populist agitators Reps. Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene have a fraught relationship despite often being grouped together, even once almost coming to blows, according to a new report.

Last month, during a meeting with members of the House Freedom Caucus, the duo had a heated exchange over Greene's appearance at an event hosted by far-right Nicholas Fuentes, and they may have engaged in an altercation had another lawmaker not intervened, Politico reported.

"It doesn't matter if I'm speaking to Democrat union members or 1,200 young conservatives who feel cast aside and marginalized by society," Greene said at the controversial event. "The Pharisees in the Republican Party may attack me for being willing to break barriers and speak to a lost generation of young people who are desperate for love and leadership."

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The details of the confrontation between Greene and Boebert are not immediately clear, but the clash was confirmed to the outlet by three people with connections to the Freedom Caucus. Boebert loathes being associated with Greene and is seen as more of a team player within the Republican Party, the outlet reported.

The two female MAGA heralds are often associated with each other because of their aggressive political tactics and incendiary rhetoric. They habitually fall on the same side of several political topics and even share views regarding internal Republican Party rifts. During the State of the Union address, the pair breached decorum and heckled President Joe Biden, just one day after their clash at the Freedom Caucus meeting, according to the report.

Greene drew backlash from some members of the Republican Party for attending the America First Political Action Conference in February because Fuentes, 23, is accused of being a white nationalist by multiple groups, such as the Southern Poverty Law Center. At the event, he appeared to praise Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has also denied the Holocaust and expressed admiration for the Taliban's harsh treatment of women.

"Now they're going on about Russia and 'Vladimir Putin is Hitler,'" he said at the event, according to Vanity Fair. "They say that's not a good thing."

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The two have been embroiled in other political conflicts in recent months. Greene is currently battling a lawsuit seeking to boot her off the May 24 primary ballot in Georgia, and Boebert made headlines for sparring with left-wing Rep. Ilhan Omar, whom she claimed has a "hate" of Christians.

The Washington Examiner reached out to spokespeople for Boebert, Greene, Fuentes, and the Freedom Caucus.

 

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