Marjorie Taylor Greene Snaps at ‘Vaping Groping’ Lauren Boebert After Failing to Censure Rashida Tlaib

Greene tried to censure Tlaib over her support for Palestine. When the move failed, Greene attacked her own caucus for not supporting her.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Snaps at ‘Vaping Groping’ Lauren Boebert After Failing to Censure Rashida Tlaib
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On Wednesday, the House held a vote on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) motion to censure the only Palestinian-American member of Congress, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), over her public support for Palestine. For all the escalating Islamophobia and witch-hunt-like attacks on people expressing support for Palestine in this political climate, Greene’s motion still failed after 23 members of her own caucus voted against it. And the far-right Congresswoman has since responded to this perceived betrayal about as sanely as you’d expect of someone who was removed from the House Freedom Caucus in July for bullying fellow members.

Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) tweeted on Wednesday evening that he agreed with Greene that “Tlaib has repeatedly made outrageous remarks toward Israel and the Jewish people.” But he called Greene’s resolution “feckless” and said he voted against it because it contained “legally and factually unverified claims”—including Greene’s outlandish claim that Tlaib tried to lead an insurrection. In response, Greene quote-tweeted Roy’s post early Thursday morning to needlessly take shots at nemesis Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), who, incidentally, literally voted in favor of Greene’s measure.

“You voted to kick me out of the freedom caucus, but keep CNN wannabe Ken Buck and vaping groping Lauren Boebert and you voted with the Democrats to protect Terrorist Tlaib,” Greene snapped at Roy. Man, there are layers to this tweet, including, on top of the predictable racism and Islamophobia against Tlaib, the hilariously random insult aimed at Boebert referencing her infamous, highly publicized, and very handsy date night with a gentleman at a recent local Beetlejuice production. Greene also references her removal from the House Freedom Caucus—which Roy voted in support of—this summer after she publicly called Boebert a “little bitch.” The comment on Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.), meanwhile, seemingly references his recently announced decision to not seek reelection, ostensibly to become a CNN talking head, per Greene’s incisive analysis.

While speaking to reporters on Thursday, Roy shot back at Greene: “Tell her to go chase so-called Jewish space lasers if she wants to spend time on that sort of thing.” The comment seems to poke fun at the antisemitic conspiracy theories Greene has previously pushed, which certainly highlights the irony of her (of all people) filing a motion to baselessly accuse Tlaib of antisemitism. (FWIW, Greene has also compared vaccine requirements to the Holocaust.) Clearly still riled up from her morning tweets, Green dug back in: “Oh shut up Colonel Sanders, you’re not even from Texas,” she tweeted at the Texas Congressman. Greene then insulted the politician for… being a politician: “Chip Roy’s career exist of working for politicians, working for campaigns for politicians, and being a politician himself.”

Greene’s vicious Thursday attacks on her own caucus members—calling them vaping gropers and “Colonel Sanders”—are pretty much just another Thursday coming from her. But the meltdown doesn’t come at a great time for a caucus that’s been in comical levels of disarray lately, coming off a weeks-long circus to elect a new House Speaker that, at varying points, devolved into death threats and near-physical altercations—not to mention a Thursday afternoon vote on whether to expel Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.). (The vote failed.)

Indeed, one could spend all day wondering why Greene would single out Boebert despite Boebert literally supporting her motion against Tlaib, or why Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) would oust Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as Speaker weeks ago when they seem to share a lot of common goals. Heck, you might also wonder why nearly two dozen House Republicans who have long been frothing at the mouth to attack Tlaib declined to support Greene’s motion. The simple answer might be that, for all the fascist values they hold in common, none of these people seem to like each other very much.

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