Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene clashed with Colorado Republican Representative Lauren Boebert after the latter seemed to mock Greene for her bizarre "Jewish Space Laser" conspiracy theory.
During an interview with conservative commentator Charlie Kirk on Monday, December 19, Boebert said she had been wrongly "accused" of being completely politically aligned with Greene, adding that she would not follow Greene's lead and endorse House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's bid for the Speaker position come January, when Republicans regain control of the House of Representatives.
Boebert's attempt to distance herself from one of Greene's more infamous conspiracy theories prompted Greene to lash out and accuse her of "being childish."
You can hear what Boebert said in the video below.
"I've aligned with Marjorie and been accused of believing a lot of the things that she believes in."
"I don't believe in [McCarthy as Speaker], just as I don't believe in Russian space lasers, Jewish space lasers and all of this. No."
Boebert's reference to Russian and Jewish "space lasers" referred to a widely-circulated Facebook post Greene made in which she espoused the belief that the 2018 California wildfires were not caused by climate change but some kind of "space laser" that had set the state ablaze.
In it, Greene said Pacific Gas and Electricity (PG&E) and renewable energy startup Solaren sent solar power generators to space funded by the Rothschilds, a family of Ashkenazi Jewish billionaires who have often been the target of antisemitic conspiracy theories.
Greene has never taken responsibility and apologized for the post and earlier this year suggested she cannot be blamed for the post because she wrote it before she entered office, when she was just "a regular American."
Greene lashed out at Boebert over her remarks a short time later and criticized her over her remarkably slim victory in Colorado after an automatic recount that confirmed she had won an impressively close race against Adam Frisch, her Democratic opponent, by a margin of just 550 votes.
I’ve supported and donated to Lauren Boebert. President Trump has supported and donated to Lauren Boebert. Kevin McCarthy has supported and donated to Lauren Boebert.
"She just barely came through by 500 votes."
You can see Greene's tweet below.
In a follow-up tweet, Greene said Boebert "gladly takes our [money] when she's been asked" but has nonetheless refused to endorse former Republican President Donald Trump as well as McCarthy while mocking her "for a cheap sound bite."
She concluded the United States "is facing extremely difficult times" and said Americans "expect conservative fighters like us to Save America," stressing that is "the only mission" she is "devoted to, not high school drama and media soundbites."
Many on social media proceeded to criticize them both while taking pleasure in the heavy bickering between two of the most vocal and controversial Republicans in the House.
The clash between the two women comes at a time of heightened concern about antisemitism weaving its way into public life.
Hate crimes against Jewish people have become more frequent, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which noted in its 2021 report that "nearly one out of every four Jewish people in the U.S. reported experiencing being a target of antisemitism in the past year."
But they have come to blows before, as they did in April, when the House Freedom Caucus' board of directors gathered for a meeting.
According to Politico, which broke the story, Greene and Boebert got into a verbal argument that forced another member of the Freedom Caucus to separate the pair and deescalate the situation after Boebert said she hates being regularly connected to Greene and criticized her for speaking at a White nationalist rally in February.