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More Bitchgate & Tucker’s Muscle

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Tina Nguyen
June 22, 2023

The Real Housewives of Potomac-style feud between Reps. Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene has been one of the worst-kept secrets inside the Republican party, broadly, and MAGA world, more specifically. Alas, no one I’ve ever spoken to can pinpoint the origin of their mutual animosity. Nevertheless, it was surprisingly delectable to learn that Greene had called Boebert a “little bitch” on the House floor yesterday, among other unbecoming commentary. 

Of course, the food fight is more than just made-for-Twitter sideshow: Their cold war has turned into an actual policy fight, with both women publicly feuding over who gets credit for filing articles of impeachment against Joe Biden. This all seems stupid, because it is, but there will be real consequences for Kevin McCarthy’s speakership, for the G.O.P. agenda, and possibly the 2024 race, too. On Thursday, the House voted along party lines to send Boebert’s resolution to committee, essentially punting the issue. For now, at least.