Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls For ‘National Divorce’ Of Red States From Blue States
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) has called for a “national divorce” between right and left-leaning states. The comment stemmed from a Twitter thread that voiced concern about Florida politics from a man who was moving from San Francisco to Miami.
Greene responded to the thread.
“All possible in a National Divorce scenario,” Greene wrote. “After Democrat voters and big donors ruin a state like California, you would think it wise to stop them from doing it to another great state like Florida. Brainwashed people that move from CA and NY really need a cooling-off period.”
The congresswoman agreed with another Twitter user who advocated for a “sin” tax to ban transplants from blue-electing states from the polls in right-leaning states, like Florida, for an increment of time.
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Back in October, Greene took a Twitter poll and out of the people who voted, 47.7% wanted the union to stay together while 9% were undecided.
Green went on Steve Bannon‘s podcast and said that the 43% who voted to split the U.S. served as a “wake-up call” to Democrats and that the polarization of the country’s political views are “irreconcilable.”
Green received backlash for seemingly endorsing another civil war and using rhetoric that has historically been used by some members of the GOP to stop Democrats from ever holding office in the government.
She put out another tweet clarifying that “national divorce” should not be equated to a civil war.
“You know what is necessary about threatening a divorce?” she wrote. “It’s a wake-up call to the one offending the other that they’ve had enough. And if the other party cares at all, they look at what they are doing wrong and care to fix it. National Divorce is not civil war.”
She went on to argue that people are locating out of blue states to red states because they like the environment conservative policies create. Florida and Texas are seeing the most amount of people relocating to their states, according to the Census.
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