GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor-Greene of Georgia and Nancy Mace of North Carolina engaged in a Twitter feud Tuesday over GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado regarding the latter’s controversial verbal battle with left-wing Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Greene’s clap back at Mace came after the North Carolina Republican told CNN on Sunday she “absolutely, 100 percent” condemns Boebert’s “disgusting” comments made to supporters recently in which the Colorado lawmaker described an alleged incident at the U.S. Capitol Building involving Omar.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, a video surfaced in which Boebert was seen telling supporters that as she was getting in an elevator with a staffer she saw a Capitol Police officer bolting towards them “with fret all over his face” to try and get inside before the door shut.
“I look to my left and there she is: Ilhan Omar. And I said, ‘Well, she doesn’t have a backpack. We should be fine,’” Boebert said, sparking cheers and laughter. “I looked over and I said, ‘Oh look, the jihad squad decided to show up for work today.’
“Don’t worry, it’s just her staffers on Twitter that talk for her. She’s not tough in person,” Boebert said.
Mace took issue with those remarks, and Greene took issue with Mace.
“@NancyMace is the trash in the GOP Conference. Never attacked by Democrats or RINO’s (same thing) because she is not conservative, she’s pro-abort. Mace you can back up off of @laurenboebert or just go hang with your real gal pals, the Jihad Squad. Your [sic] out of your league,” Greene wrote on Twitter, adding that Mace “fits right in at CNN.”
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) November 30, 2021
Mace quickly responded with emojis suggesting that Greene is “bats**t crazy.”
This is what 🦇 💩 🤡 looks like. https://t.co/nIbqjiJaFH
— Nancy Mace (@NancyMace) November 30, 2021
The party in-fighting, which will not be looked upon fondly by GOP leaders — especially amid recent polling that Republicans are looking like they will easily win back the House next year — comes after Boebert apologized publicly for her remarks.
“I apologize to anyone in the Muslim community I offended with my comment about Rep. Omar,” Boebert said in a Friday statement. “I have reached out to her office to speak with her directly. There are plenty of policy differences to focus on without this unnecessary distraction.”
The two hooked up by phone on Monday, but that, too, did not end well, with Omar admitting she hung up on Boebert.
In a video posted to her social media accounts, Boebert said she had reached out to Omar because she “wanted to let her know directly that I had reflected on my previous remarks.”
“Now as a strong, Christian woman who values faith deeply, I never want anything I say to offend someone’s religion. So I told her that. Even after I put out a public statement to that effect, she said that she still wanted a public apology because what I had done wasn’t good enough,” Boebert said.
“So I reiterated to her what I had just said,” she added. “She kept asking for a public apology so I told Ilhan Omar that she should make a public apology to the American people for her anti-American, anti-Semitic, anti-police rhetoric.”
“She continued to press and I continued to press back. And then, Representative Omar hung up on me,” Boebert said. “Rejecting an apology and hanging up on someone is part of ‘Cancel Culture 1o1.’”
Omar released her own statement following the phone call.
“Today I graciously accepted a call from Rep. Lauren Boebert in the hope of receiving a direct apology for falsely claiming she met me in an elevator, suggesting I was a terrorist, and for a history of anti-Muslim hate,” the Minnesota Democrat said.
“Instead of apologizing for her Islamophobic comments and fabricated lies, Rep. Boebert refused to publicly acknowledge her hurtful and dangerous comments,” Omar added. “She instead doubled down on her rhetoric and I decided to end the unproductive call.”
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