GOP lawmaker defends her record against Marjorie Taylor Greene attack after criticizing Boebert

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Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene attacked her Republican colleague Nancy Mace on Tuesday, after Mace condemned the inflammatory and anti-Muslim comments by Republican Representative Lauren Boebert.

On Twitter, Greene told Mace to “back off” Boebert, while accusing Mace of not being conservative and attacking him as “the GOP conference garbage” and that she “is pro-abortion”.

Mace, a Republican from South Carolina, responded to Greene by correcting the Georgian MP’s spelling error and then defending his own record as a Tory.

“And, while correcting you, I’m a pro-life tax conservative who got attacked by the left all weekend (as I often am) as I challenged China in Taiwan,” wrote Mace on Twitter Tuesday, referring to a recent visit by a congressional delegation to the island. “What I am not is a religious (or racist) fanatic. You might want to try this out there in your little “league”.

Mace defended herself again later Tuesday, calling Greene a liar for claiming Mace supported the right to abortion, while Mace only supports abortion in cases of rape and incest – a entrenched position in her own experience as a sexual assault survivor.

“[Greene] said today that I was pro-abortion, which couldn’t be further from the truth, ”Mace said on Fox Business. “I voted for funding for Planned Parenthood, I voted for the South Carolina Fetal Heart Rate Bill. There are exceptions in this bill for women who are victims of rape and incest because I put them in there.

In her interview with Fox’s Neil Cavuto, Mace said she couldn’t “put up with” Greene’s description of her record.

“I was raped when I was 16, Neil,” Mace added. “I dropped out of school, and it had a devastating impact on my life, and most of the United States agrees with me on protections for both incest and rape victims, and j I have, quite frankly, a zero tolerance policy for people like Marjorie Taylor Greene who thinks 9/11 is a hoax and lied about my case and the others.

The public spat between the two prominent Republican first-year members of the House illustrates the growing divisions between the moderate and marginal wings of the party. It also shows how difficult it is for Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy to unite his conference before the midterms of 2022, when Republicans hope to win back a majority in the House.

Mace on Sunday had said she absolutely “100 percent” condemned Boebert’s anti-Muslim comments and was disappointed by the Colorado Republican’s remarks.

“I have repeatedly condemned my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for racist tropes and remarks which I find disgusting, and this is no different from the rest,” she told CNN’s Kaitlan Collins , adding, “We have a responsibility to reduce the temperature, and that doesn’t do that.

A video recently surfaced of Boebert making anti-Muslim comments about Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, implicating that Omar, who is one of two Muslim women in Congress, was mistaken for a terrorist in a Capitol Hill elevator.

Boebert apologized on Twitter on Friday to “anyone in the Muslim community that I have offended” and said she contacted Omar’s office to speak directly with the MP for Minnesota.

The two lawmakers had a controversial phone call on Monday that did little to ease tensions between them.

Omar said she hung up on Boebert after “refusing to publicly acknowledge his hurtful and dangerous comments.” Boebert confirmed that Omar asked for a public apology, but instead asked Omar to issue his own public apology for the earlier comments that Boebert accused of being “anti-American” and “anti-Semitic.”

McCarthy did not condemn Boebert’s comments, but said in a statement he spoke to Boebert on Friday following his comments and encouraged her to meet with Omar.

Meanwhile, Greene has a history of inflammatory and violent rhetoric and was stripped of her House committee duties in February.

McCarthy had previously vowed to reinstate Greene on the committees, along with Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona, who was censored for a video depicting violence against Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and President Joe Biden.

Illinois Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger, who called Boebert a “Trash” following his remarks on Omar’s appearance, criticized McCarthy for “dealing” with the party’s far-right flank. and warned that his actions alienated the moderates.

This story was updated with additional developments on Tuesday.

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