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Republican lawmakers Marjorie Taylor Greene and Dan Crenshaw traded blows on Twitter as they renewed their bitter feud – this time over a $40 billion Ukrainian aid bill.

Crenshaw has clashed repeatedly with rightwing firebrand Greene over her bombastic approach to politics.

And on Wednesday, he suggested her opposition to the humanitarian and military assistance bill was part of an effort to woo the Russian establishment and its state-controlled media.

‘Still going after that slot on Russia Today huh?’ he said as they traded barbs on the wisdom of backing Ukraine.

Their spat brought to the surface divisions between Republicans in handling the war in Ukraine, and whether it risked increased blowback from Moscow. 

Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Reps. Dan Crenshaw and Marjorie Taylor Greene went to war on Twitter over Ukraine on Wednesday, exposing divisions in the Republican Party and renewing their bitter feud

Crenshaw's comments about funding Ukraine triggered an angry response from Greene

Crenshaw’s comments about funding Ukraine triggered an angry response from Greene

And it was a reminder of the way the pair clashed last year when Greene said the former Navy SEAL was ‘firing blanks’ after he complained about ‘grifters’ and ‘performance artists’ in their party.

Their latest showdown followed a 368-57 House vote, with only Republicans opposing a measure to give billions in military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

Opponents cited its impact on the U.S. national debt or fears of becoming too deeply involved in the conflict. 

Crenshaw made clear his support. 

‘Yeah, because investing in the destruction of our adversary’s military, without losing a single American troop, strikes me as a good idea,’ he tweeted. 

‘You should feel the same.’

At that point Greene piped up, suggesting he was effectively advocating for a proxy war against Moscow.

‘You speak as if Ukrainian lives should be thrown away, as if they have no value,’ she responded.

‘Just used and thrown away. For your proxy war? 

‘How does that help Americans? How does any of this help?’

Throughout the conflict, a wing of Trump-allied Republicans has been wary of backing Ukraine too heavily against Vladimir Putin’s invasion.

They have blamed N.A.T.O. expansion in Europe for pushing Moscow to invade, bringing accusations that they were parroting Putin’s talking points.

Hence, Crenshaw’s jibe about seeking a slot on Russia Today.

Crenshaw used an appearance in Houston, Texas, last year to condemn 'performance artists' as 'the ones you think are more conservative because they know how to say slogans real well'

Crenshaw used an appearance in Houston, Texas, last year to condemn ‘performance artists’ as ‘the ones you think are more conservative because they know how to say slogans real well’

But it is not the first time the two have clashed. 

Greene has a record of making incendiary comments, from sharing QAnon conspiracy theories to apparently condoning violence against Democrats. 

And several House Republicans have said that the likes of Greene are drowning out more moderate voices with extreme views. 

Crenshaw is among those who fear a vocal fringe could deter voters in the midterm elections.

‘There are two types of members of Congress: there is performance artists and there is legislators,’ Crenshaw said during a campaign event in Houston, Texas, in December.

‘Performance artists are the ones who get all of the attention, the ones you think are more conservative because they know how to say slogans real well. 

‘They know how to recite the lines that they know our voters want to hear.’ 

He went on to point to members of the House Freedom Caucus, which includes the likes of Greene, Matt Gaetz, and Jim Jordan, for failing to vote with former President Trump. 

Greene defended her approach, saying that

Greene defended her approach, saying that 

‘What you hear so often is not true,’ said the former Green Beret, who has found a niche as Trump supporter that is not afraid to speak out against the worst excesses of the MAGA movement.

‘It’s not true. We have grifters in our midst… I mean in the conservative movement.

‘Lie after lie after lie because they know something psychologically about the conservative heart. 

‘We’re worried about what people are doing to do to us, what people are going to infringe upon us, that’s the nature of conservatism.’ 

 Greene quickly hit back in a tweet.

‘Recent attacks from our conference on the @freedomcaucus not only misses the mark, it tells more about the guy shooting with blanks,’ she wrote on Wednesday.

‘It’s a lot better for him to move to the right than disappoint the audience he performs for.’ 

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