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House Freedom Caucus member hits out at Marjorie Taylor Greene for ‘teaching CrossFit’ when teaching ‘constitutional principles’


House Freedom Caucus member hits out at Marjorie Taylor Greene for ‘teaching CrossFit’ when teaching ‘constitutional principles’

Republican Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Ken Buck of Colorado.Bill Clark and Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images

  • Rep. Ken Buck ridiculed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene by saying she knew less about the Constitution than he did.

  • He said she “learned a whole different set of values” than he did when she was “teaching CrossFit.”

  • The two are at odds over Biden’s impeachment and his vote to certify the 2020 election.

Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado suggested Thursday that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has a misunderstanding of the Constitution, escalating the ongoing feud between the two Republican lawmakers.

It started earlier this week, when Greene wrote a lengthy tweet thread criticizing Buck for not having enough sympathy for the jailed January 6 rioters.

Greene also criticized Buck for voting to certify the 2020 election, saying it meant he “didn’t support” former President Donald Trump.

She also criticized him for saying he “sees no reason to open an impeachment inquiry” against President Joe Biden.

When asked about Greene’s comments on a local radio show, he mockingly referenced his past owning a CrossFit gym, while referencing his own past as a law school instructor. from the University of Denver.

“When I was teaching law, I learned and taught certain constitutional principles,” Buck said. “When Marjorie Taylor Greene was teaching CrossFit, she learned a whole different set of values.”

“The Constitution says Congress must count the votes. It doesn’t say Congress can override the result of an election,” he continued. “In his CrossFit class, maybe they didn’t talk about it.”

“When people care more about their social media accounts than they care about the Constitution, we have a real problem in Congress,” he concluded.

Buck, a longtime member of the House Freedom Caucus, is no moderate: he is among the most conservative lawmakers in Congress.

And Greene was kicked out of the caucus earlier this summer after simmering disagreements with other members.

“She constantly attacked other members of the Freedom Caucus in an irresponsible manner, and as a result, she was kicked out of the Freedom Caucus,” Buck said at the time. “She shouldn’t be a member.”

Greene’s office did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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