MTG Unloads On Lauren Boebert: She’s ‘Nothing But Drama,’ ‘Not Serious,’ Does Not Show ‘Leadership’

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) slammed Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) in fiery remarks that she gave during an interview about Boebert’s actions surrounding the vote for House Speaker.

Greene’s remarks come as 20 Republican lawmakers have held out on backing Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for House Speaker while more than 200 Republicans continue to back him.

“I think the American people, no matter how you vote, are sick and tired of drama and this is nothing but drama,” Greene said. “We are on multiple days now with multiple candidates from this group, so I’m not sure how Lauren Boebert on one hand can demand so much out of Kevin McCarthy, but then demand nothing out of someone else and be willing to vote for them to be Speaker.”

“That’s not serious,” she continued. “I don’t think that’s leadership, and I really see it as more obstruction than progress.”

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MTG to me: “I’m not sure how Lauren Boebert on one hand can demand so much out of Kevin McCarthy, but then demand nothing out of someone else and be willing to vote for them to be speaker.That’s not serious, I don’t think that’s leadership and I really see it as more obstruction” pic.twitter.com/1AdYmBDuZm

— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 5, 2023

Not since the 36th Congress, which stretched from 1859 through 1861, have the number of rounds of voting reached the double digits. During that drawn-out process, William Pennington (R-NJ) emerged victorious after 44 votes.

The most votes ever taken is 133, back during the 34th Congress from 1855-1857.

Little changed on Thursday, which is the third day of voting by members-elect. As many as 20 Republicans have refused to budge in opposing McCarthy, a sufficient number to deny him the speakership.

The final tally for the third ballot Thursday was 212 votes for Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), 200 votes for McCarthy, 17 for Byron Donalds (R-FL), three for Kevin Hern (R-OK). It was the ninth ballot total since voting began Tuesday.

Daniel Chatin contributed to this report. 

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