Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) was accused of swearing at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on camera as the House voted for the next speaker.
Boebert's alleged words came after a failed 14th vote late Friday night as Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) sought to win the position despite 20 GOP holdouts.
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"'You need to stop,' Greene appeared to tell Boebert, one of a group of about 20 hardline conservatives who had been voting against McCarthy," according to the New York Post.
"Video widely shared online captured Boebert, sitting next to Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, responding before turning away and ignoring Greene. What she said isn't audible, but some on Twitter speculated it looked like she had cussed at her colleague," it added.
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"I'm not a expert lip reader, but I think Boebert told MTG to 'the f–k out of my face,'" a user wrote along with a clip of the encounter in a tweet.
The video from C-Span did not include audio to confirm what words were stated.
McCarthy would go on to win in a 15th round of voting that extended into the early morning hours of Saturday.
Boebert voted "present" during the final two votes to help McCarthy win without supporting him with a yes vote.
The 20 holdouts have also received some compensation in deals made to secure votes for McCarthy. Many of the agreements include committee membership or leadership as the GOP now has the decision-making power over Democrats.
The tense words show that Boebert is not afraid to speak her mind and that Republicans have plenty of battles taking place within their own party as they begin the next term of Congress.
Source: New York Post