‘Get Real’: MSNBC’s Ruhle Wants To Know Why Lauren Boebert Can’t Be More Like Marjorie Taylor Greene

MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle asked Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) why she couldn’t be more like her colleague, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) during a Wednesday evening appearance on “The 11th Hour.”

Ruhle spoke with Boebert about the ongoing internal battle among Republicans who support Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in his bid to become the next Speaker of the House and those who do not.

Boebert is among the 20 holdouts who have thus far refused to throw their support behind McCarthy — and she made it clear that she did not intend to change her position unless McCarthy was willing to move on a few key rule changes and other sticking points.

While the fight has only been front and center for the last couple of days, Boebert said that there were a number of Republicans who had raised concerns with McCarthy as far back as over the summer — and according to her, he had ignored them. She went on to explain that the California congressman had enjoyed the party’s support in part because he had helped to raise millions in pursuit of what was expected to be a “red wave” in November’s midterm elections.

“But he failed to deliver that,” Boebert pointed out. “And when he realized that he actually needed our votes, that’s when he started entertaining some of the proposals that we had to the rules and the way things function here in Washington, D.C.”

Boebert went on to add that although McCarthy has made some concessions, he has continued to reject some of the proposals that she believes are important. “We’re not quite there yet,” she said, noting that she and a few others in the “Never Kevin” contingent had been ready to meet with McCarthy and work out a deal before the first vote even took place.

“There were three of us that were in a room and — one of whom worked very hard to make sure that we were able to get people to this place where Kevin could get the gavel on the very first ballot,” Boebert said, adding, “And Kevin laughed us out of the room and then lied about the negotiations that were taking place.”

“Most Republicans are with him,” Ruhle pushed back. “I mean, half the Freedom Caucus is. It wasn’t like he came out of nowhere. He got the nomination from Republicans resoundingly in November. Why wouldn’t you take the route of, say, Marjorie Taylor Greene, who shares much of your ideology, take the win, get practical, get yourself on a bunch of committees, and actually do something to set policy?”

Boebert argued that what she and the other holdouts were doing was a move designed to set policy — and Ruhle got progressively more frustrated as the interview continued, arguing that none of the alternative choices could get to the requisite number of votes any faster than McCarthy could.

Saying that the ongoing debate, although it was certainly chaotic, was how the process was actually supposed to work, Boebert asserted, “I believe our Founding Fathers intended it to be this way.”

“Okay, well our Founding Fathers aren’t here,” Ruhle cut in. “So let’s get real, let’s get practical. You can say what you believe —”

“The Constitution is, though, so that’s good,” Boebert shot back.

You can watch the full interview here:

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