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Politics GOP lawmaker defends her record from Marjorie Taylor Greene attack after criticizing Boebert

22:35  30 november  2021
22:35  30 november  2021 Source:   cnn.com

Marjorie Taylor Greene Says Kevin McCarthy Doesn't Have 'Full Support to be Speaker'

  Marjorie Taylor Greene Says Kevin McCarthy Doesn't Have 'Full Support to be Speaker' "Many of us that are very unhappy about the failure to hold Republicans accountable, while conservatives like me and many others just constantly take the abuse by the Democrats," Greene said."We know that Kevin McCarthy has a problem in our conference. He doesn't have the full support to be speaker," Greene said while speaking to Republican Florida Representative Matt Gaetz on an episode of his podcast that aired Thursday morning.

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene attacked fellow House Republican Nancy Mace on Tuesday, after Mace condemned inflammatory and anti-Muslim comments made by Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert.

Left to right: Rep. Nancy Mace, Rep. Lauren Boebert, and Rep. Majorie Taylor © Getty Images/AP Left to right: Rep. Nancy Mace, Rep. Lauren Boebert, and Rep. Majorie Taylor

On Twitter, Greene told Mace to "back up off" Boebert, while accusing Mace of not being conservative and attacking her as "the trash in the GOP Conference."

Mace, a Republican from South Carolina, responded to Greene by correcting the Georgia congresswoman's spelling mistake and then defending her own record as a conservative.

Lauren Boebert Faces Calls to Be Censured as Ilhan Omar Remarks Anger Democrats

  Lauren Boebert Faces Calls to Be Censured as Ilhan Omar Remarks Anger Democrats Omar has said Boebert's account of meeting her at the Capitol was "made up" and also accused her of bigotry.Boebert, a Republican who represents Colorado's 3rd congressional district, is also facing calls to be censured after a video was shared to Twitter of her relating a story about Omar and a Capitol police officer that concluded with a joke about a bomb in a backpack.

"And, while I'm correcting you, I'm a pro-life fiscal conservative who was attacked by the Left all weekend (as I often am) as I defied China while in Taiwan," Mace wrote on Twitter Tuesday, referring to a recent congressional delegation visit to the island. "What I'm not is a religious bigot (or racist). You might want to try that over there in your little 'league.'"

The public spat between the two prominent Republican freshmen members of the House exemplifies the growing divides between the party's moderate and fringe wings. It also shows the difficulty House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy faces in uniting his conference ahead of the 2022 midterms, when Republicans hope to win back the majority in the chamber.

Mace on Sunday had said she absolutely "100 percent" condemns Boebert's anti-Muslim comments and that she was disappointed by the Colorado Republican's remarks.

Lauren Boebert ripped for 'hateful and dangerous' Islamophobic story about Ilhan Omar: 'Well, she doesn't have a backpack. We should be fine'

  Lauren Boebert ripped for 'hateful and dangerous' Islamophobic story about Ilhan Omar: 'Well, she doesn't have a backpack. We should be fine' "This whole story is made up. Sad she thinks bigotry gets her clout," Omar said, also calling Boebert a "buffoon."A video posted on Twitter on Thursday by PatriotTakes — an organization that researches and monitors "the extremism and radicalization of the far right" — showed Boebert at a campaign event recounting a supposed run-in with Omar at the US Capitol where they both work in the House of Representatives.


Video: Jennings calls out "outrageous, garbage commentary" in House (CNN)

"I have time after time condemned my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for racist tropes and remarks that I find disgusting, and this is no different than any others," she told CNN's Kaitlan Collins, adding, "We have a responsibility to lower the temperature, and this does not do that."

Video recently surfaced of Boebert making anti-Muslim comments about Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, implying that Omar, who is one of two Muslim women in Congress, was mistaken for a terrorist in a Capitol Hill elevator.

Boebert apologized on Twitter Friday to "anyone in the Muslim community I offended" and said she reached out to Omar's office to speak with the Minnesota congresswoman directly.

The two lawmakers had a contentious phone call on Monday that did little to ease the tensions between them.

Black Caucus Says Ilhan Omar May Face Death Threats Over 'Dangerous' Lauren Boebert Remark

  Black Caucus Says Ilhan Omar May Face Death Threats Over 'Dangerous' Lauren Boebert Remark The Republican representative apologized to the Muslim community for comments about the Minnesota Democrat.Boebert, a Republican who represents Colorado's 3rd congressional district, apologized to the Muslim community following remarks about Omar where she joked about a bomb in a backpack.

Omar said she hung up on Boebert after she "refused to publicly acknowledge her hurtful and dangerous comments." Boebert confirmed that Omar had asked for a public apology, but that she instead called on Omar to issue a public apology of her own for prior comments that Boebert accused of being "anti-American" and "anti-Semitic."

McCarthy has not condemned Boebert's comments but said in a statement that he spoke to Boebert on Friday in the wake of her comments and encouraged her to meet with Omar.

Meanwhile, Greene has a history of incendiary and violent rhetoric and was stripped of her House committee assignments in February.

McCarthy previously promised to reinstate Greene on committees, along with Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona who was censured over a video depicting violence against Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and President Joe Biden.

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, who slammed Boebert as "TRASH" in the wake of her remarks about Omar surfacing, has criticized McCarthy for "catering" to the party's far-right flank and warned that his actions are alienating moderates.

Dozens of Democrat lawmakers want Lauren Boebert to be stripped of her committee assignments following her anti-Muslim 'Jihad Squad' comments .
"Rep. Boebert has repeatedly weaponized dangerous, anti-Muslim bigotry at our colleague Representative Ilhan Omar," read a statement from lawmakers.In a letter released on Wednesday, five House Democrat caucus chairs — Reps. Pramila Jayapal, Joyce Beatty, Judy Chu, David Cicilline, and Raul Ruiz — led the call for Boebert to face "consequences" for her anti-Muslim rhetoric.

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