Congresswoman annihilates Lauren Boebert during hearing & says she & MTG “lack all substance”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (l)/Rep. Lauren Boebert
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (l)/Rep. Lauren Boebert Photo: Screenshot/Jeffrey Beall/via Wikipedia

A Democratic Congresswoman did not hold back when asked how she felt about working with Reps. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).

In an appearance on MSNBC, Rep. Jasmine Crockett of Texas said the far-right lawmakers “literally lack all substance.”

“It is not just in committee,” Crockett emphasized, “It’s just generally speaking.”

MSNBC host Alex Witt asked Crockett about working with the virulently anti-LGBTQ+ representatives after Crockett publicly called out Boebert during a House Oversight Committee hearing.

Boebert had had a contentious exchange with a witness, repeatedly interrupting and talking over them. Crockett wasn’t having it.

“First of all, let me apologize because that was uncalled for,” Crockett told the witness during the hearing. “So let me do what she [Boebert] would never do, which is to be an adult in this room or in this chamber. So let me start there. I’m also going to start with some nonsense that she was trying to spew and, unlike Ms. Boebert, I am legally trained and I’ve passed a few bar exams and I also legislated before I got here.”

After describing Boebert and Greene as lacking “all substance,” Crockett then told Witt, “You saw someone who decided that ‘I don’t have anything of value to offer, so what I’m going to do is be disrespectful and over talk you and somehow that will be perceived as I know something.'”

Crockett then explained why she touted her own accomplishments.

“I laid out my credentials, not so much to clap back on her, but it had more so to do with her not understanding what it was that she was trying to spar with our witness about. So I was laying down that I understood and she didn’t, and maybe she needed to do a little research before she came to committee trying to clap back on people.”

Despite Greene and Boebert peddling similar far-right extremist ideologies, the two lawmakers don’t seem to get along. Earlier this month, Boebert called Greene “unhinged” and pointed to her past statements about space lasers owned by prominent Jewish people starting wildfires in California.

Boebert and Greene may seem like two peas in a pod from a distance: both are white, cisgender, straight women with no prior political experience just starting their second terms in the House; both are anti-LGBTQ+ extremists; both have stated their support for the QAnon conspiracy theory; and both have worked to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

But the personal animosity started in their first terms in Congress. Last year the two nearly came to blows at a meeting of the far-right Freedom Caucus over Greene’s public appearance with prominent white supremacist Nick Fuentes. The confrontation got heated and one witness later said that they thought Greene and Boebert were going to get physically violent until another Freedom Caucus member “stepped in to de-escalate.”

The division was put on full display when Boebert joined her MAGA colleagues, Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Bob Good (R-VA), and Paul Gosar (R-AZ), in voting against Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) bid to become speaker of the House, while Greene was one of McCarthy’s most prominent allies, arguing since late last year for her colleagues to vote for him in order to avoid the chance of a bipartisan compromise speaker.

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