Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) dished up Wednesday at her fateful bathroom confrontation with fellow right-wing firefighter Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and told conservative radio host Dana Loesch that she felt her counterpart was “annoying” during the party’s contentious voting process to choose a house speaker.
“So I actually kind of like that story came out because of the way I was quoted,” she began, referring to The Daily Beast’s exclusive report revealing the Jan. 3 feud.
The incident began when Greene confronted Boebert about her reluctance to support Representative Kevin McCarthy’s bid for the gavel. “You were okay with taking millions of dollars from McCarthy, but you refuse to vote for him as Speaker, Lauren?” Greene asked Boebert out in a powder room at the Capitol, according to a source who spoke to The Daily Beast. (Another source revealed that Boebert was unaware that Greene was in a stall prior to the interaction.)
“My colleague from Georgia, the lady from Georgia, came up and started, you know, being kind of nasty about it,” Boebert told Loesch of the interaction. “And nobody else had been mean about it. Everyone had been very professional.”
“So when she started going after me, I looked at her and said, ‘Don’t be ugly,'” Boebert said. “That’s something my grandma used to say to me when I was a brat.”
Several other lawmakers witnessed the tense bathroom exchange, including Rep. Debbie Dingell, who objected when asked what happened by The Daily Beast, saying, “What happens in the women’s room stays in the women’s room.”
“Debbie Dingell is classy, she’s classy,” added Boebert during her conversation with Loesch.
Loesch then inquired about Greene and Boebert’s current relationship, asking, “You guys were kind of BFFs there for a while, weren’t you?” The Colorado Republican paled at the question, trying to make it clear that the pair are no longer friendly.
“I think the media saw two women in Congress, you know, there was nothing against her. We travel in the same circles, have the same policy views on many things – not everything! But on many things.”
Metabolism was the highlight of a “great first week” of the new congressional session, according to Boebert.
But despite her coalition’s success in squeezing a series of hard-won concessions from newly elected chairman Kevin McCarthy, Boebert couldn’t resist taking one last shot at her colleague on Wednesday afternoon.
“Be nice. Don’t be ugly,” says the Republican from Colorado tweeted.