Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene unloaded on Rep. Lauren Boebert after calling her a ‘b****’ and the right-wing Freedom Caucus which booted her out in a scathing retelling of her own part in the chaos in Congress.
Months ago, Greene was ousted from the nearly 50-member Freedom Caucus – a group of Republicans dedicated to upending business as usual who have become a thorn in the side of establishment GOP.
‘I still have never understood why they kick someone like me out and kept Ken Buck,’ Greene said in an interview with DailyMail.com ahead of the release of her new book, ‘MTG,’ out Tuesday. ‘Buck is widely hated among Republicans now, especially in the base.’
MTG is releasing a new tell-all, available Tuesday, November 21
The removal came after Greene called Boebert, R-Colo., a ‘little b***h’ on the House floor for copying her Biden impeachment articles over the southern border.
Greene claimed she tried to be a ‘friend’ to Boebert for a ‘very long time.’
‘She always made it very clear that she wanted to keep a distance from me. And I’ve never understood that,’ Greene said.
In an exclusive excerpt of the book obtained by DailyMail.com, Greene says the Freedom Caucus held a vote to remove her on June 23, 2023 – after many members had already hopped on flights home for the week and when she was not there to ‘defend herself.’
Later on the House floor during the final votes of the week, ‘not one single HFC member came up to me to tell me,’ she said. ‘I found out about their vote on Twitter.’
Freedom Caucus Chair Scott Perry said at the time he had tried to reach Greene to inform her of the vote, but ‘I did not have one single call or text from Scott Perry,’ says Greene.
Greene had just introduced impeachment articles against President Biden. She asked the Freedom Caucus and Boebert to co-sponsor those articles, but Boebert instead introduced her own.
‘She told leadership that she had to do it to help her end-of-quarter fundraising,’ Greene writes.
Boebert’s 2024 challenger, Democrat Adam Frisch, dramatically outraised her in the third quarter: $3.4 million to $854,000.
‘I told the media how she had copied my articles of impeachment,’ Greene goes on. ‘Lauren walked up to me on the House floor, demandingI clarify the comments I had made to the press, at which point I called her a“little b***h” to her face. After I told her what I thought of her, I told Lauren to shut up.’
The pair of firebrand right-wing women both came to Congress in 2021, but Greene bristled at any comparison of the two.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tore into Rep. Lauren Boebert and the 50-member right-wing Freedom Caucus that abandoned her in her own retelling of the headline-grabbing scenes she’s been a part of Congress
‘I called her a“little b***h” to her face. After I told her what I thought of her, I told Lauren to shut up,’ Greene said of her fight with Boebert
‘The only similarity between us is our voting records,’ she said. ‘We’re actually extremely different type of people.’
‘She’s a serial liar,’ Greene said. ‘She’s lied about missing votes … she got caught vaping in front of a pregnant woman and groping her date in a public movie theater, then she got caught lying about that and she also lied about the situation with me.’
Between Greene and the Freedom Caucus, there’s no love lost.
‘I think I’m better off being a free agent without the Freedom Caucus, who I find unfortunately to be hypocrites a lot of the time.’
‘Buck is more interested in trying out with interviews for CNN than he is in working hard in Congress and being a real conservative, but Freedom Caucus keeps people like Ken Buck,’ she went on, continuing to reflect on her removal from the caucus of which she was once the most visible face.
‘I’m not exactly sure why they did it.’
The book spans the entirety of her congressional career with highlights from January 6 when she says Democrats were ‘hysterical’ and Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., offered to save her from rioters because he had a gun on the House floor.
Boebert is seen on surveillance camera footage giving ushers the finger on Sunday night at a Denver theatre, after she was kicked out
She bashes out-of-shape and elderly members of Congress trying to escape rioters who were swarming the floor: ‘Just imagine Jerry Nadler trying to run for safety!’
She talks of getting kicked off committees under Democrats in 2021 and how she instead tried to make an impact by forcing recorded votes rather than voice votes which delayed the passing of Democrat-led legislation – only to be chastised by senior Republicans who did not want to waste their time.
Greene says she wrote the book herself to retell her experience in Congress in her own words.
‘Ever since I entered Congress in January of 2021, the media has basically created a character of me that doesn’t exist,’ she said. ‘Some people call me, like, the notorious MTG.’
‘Ever since I became that person, I’ve really wanted to tell the real stories and get my own policies and views out there.’
As for her future ambitions, Greene is keeping coy. She said she hasn’t heard much from former President Donald Trump, despite their regular conversations, about who he might pick as his running mate.
‘I will serve President Trump at any capacity that that he would like for me to serve in,’ she said. ‘But right now, I’m very dedicated to my district.’
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