Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) told radio host Dana Loesch what was said behind closed doors when she and Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene had a run-in while in the Congressional ladies’ room.
Boebert spoke to Loesch on her radio show this week, and she detailed the conversation — which took place during the fight over whether or not Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) would become Speaker of the House.
“Don’t be ugly.” Lauren Boebert describes what happened in the congressional ladies bathroom with Marjorie Taylor Greene. (From The Dana Show) pic.twitter.com/Keom41HOtR
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“Just going to ask you right out of the gate, what the hell goes on in the ladies’ bathroom?” Loesch asked, prompting laughter from Boebert.
“Okay. So I actually kind of love that that story came out because of how I was quoted. So, yeah, I mean, we’re talking in the congressional ladies’ bathroom. I’m there with Anna Paulina Luna, and, you know, people are upset about what’s going on in the Speaker’s race,” Boebert explained, noting that the negotiations had already been going on for a couple of days and there were some who were angry about that.
“We hadn’t received the concessions that we wanted,” Boebert continued, adding that up until that point, even though people had certainly had their disagreements about the issues, they had been professional and polite to each other when discussing the situation.
Greene, Boebert said, took a different approach: “And my colleague from Georgia, the gentlewoman from Georgia, came up and started, you know, being kind of nasty about it. And no one else had been nasty about it. Everyone had been very professional.”
Boebert went on to say that she had seen a very different Congress in those few days, saying that people on both sides of the aisle were having productive conversations and debates.
“It was the most organized I have seen Congress since I’ve been there in two years,” she said. “Relationships were being built and strengthened on both sides of the aisle. It was incredible. And so when she started going after me, I looked at her and said, ‘Don’t be ugly.’”
Loesch pressed a bit then, noting that up until the battle to elect McCarthy Speaker, everyone had believed Boebert and Greene to be friends — but Boebert made it clear that wasn’t necessarily the case.
“I think the media saw two women in Congress, you know, there was there was nothing against her. We travel in the same circles, have the same policy views on a lot of things, not everything, but on many things,” Boebert replied, adding, “But yeah I looked at her, said, I don’t have time for this. I said, ‘Don’t be ugly.’ And that’s something that my granny used to say to me when I was being a brat.”
“It’s like the most inoffensive thing you could say,” Loesch said.
“She said, she said, ‘Don’t be ugly.’ Granny. Granny told me that a lot, though,” Boebert laughed.
“It’s like sounds like a very, a Coloradoan version of ‘Bless your Heart,’ right?” Loesch observed.