GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Green and Dan Crenshaw are running head-to-head.
Crenshaw said Green was “reckless” to press the FBI to defend the Mar-a-Lago raid.
Greene hit back at Crenshaw, calling out Republicans who never take “bold actions.”
House Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor Green and Dan Crenshaw are embroiled in yet another spat — this time over whether the FBI should be defunded.
Last week, Greene was among several Republican lawmakers calling for the agency to be gutted and defunded. This came after the FBI executed a search warrant at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida.
In response to the finding — which has since revealed whether Trump mishandled classified documents — Green called for the agency’s funding to be pulled.
They She was one of the first lawmakers to tweet her disapproval of the search.Posting on Twitter: “Defend the FBI!” Green has since hawked slogan merchandise, including “Defend the FBI” hats.
Green’s position appears to be shared by a vocal segment of GOP lawmakers. After the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago, at least a dozen GOP lawmakers jumped to Trump’s defense and criticized the FBI.
Crenshaw, however, expressed his disapproval of Green’s actions in an interview with Axios.
“I’m impressed the Democrats finally got us to say, ‘Defund the FBI,'” the Texas lawmaker told the outlet. “When you start talking like that, it makes you look frivolous.”
Green immediately fired back at Crenshaw, similarly hurling the word “nonsense” at his GOP colleague.
“You know you look frivolous to Republican voters?” Green tweeted with a screenshot of Crenshaw’s comments. Axis. “Republican politicians who never actually take bold steps to stop the continued destruction of America’s Democrats, and even worse, the same Republicans who join America’s last uniparty.”
This is not the first time Green has criticized Crenshaw, despite belonging to the same party. In January, Green claimed without argument that Crenshaw spent his time “attacking America First Republicans because they (not-so-secretly) hate Trump.”
“Unfortunately, Dan doesn’t always show up in the chamber to vote to stop Democrat bills, even when he’s in town,” Green posted on his official Telegram channel.
That same month, Greene also accused Crenshaw of “hurting” the Republican brand, saying the Texas congressman “needs to stop calling himself a conservative.”
For his part, Crenshaw has criticized the Freedom Caucus – of which Green is a part – calling its members “arrested” and “performance artists”. Despite the former president’s baseless claims of voter fraud, Crenshaw also stood by his view that the 2020 election was not stolen from Trump.
Reps for Green and Crenshaw did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.
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