(WatchDogReport.org) – In October 2021, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) asked her followers on Twitter if America should have a “national divorce.” At the time, the legislator didn’t clarify what she meant by the divisive statement, but the majority of her audience answered no to her query.
On February 20, the Georgia lawmaker mentioned a national divorce again, only this time she posed her social media post as a statement rather than a question. Greene said the United States of America needs to “separate by red states and blue states,” suggesting the US should not remain united. The representative said, “we are done” with “woke culture issues,” and it’s time to split the nation.
We need a national divorce.
We need to separate by red states and blue states and shrink the federal government.
Everyone I talk to says this.
From the sick and disgusting woke culture issues shoved down our throats to the Democrat’s traitorous America Last policies, we are… https://t.co/Azn8YF1UUy
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) February 20, 2023
Greene’s tweet sparked harsh backlash from both sides of the political aisle. Some called the congresswoman a “traitor,” while others simply told her to resign from her position. Former Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) reminded the Georgia rep that she swore an oath to the US Consitution, saying her suggestion was unconstitutional.
Let’s review some of the governing principles of America, @mtgreenee:
Our country is governed by the Constitution. You swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution.
Secession is unconstitutional. No member of Congress should advocate secession, Marjorie. https://t.co/XE3cQXYrnl
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) February 20, 2023
The next day, Greene posted a string of tweets, clarifying what she meant by her words the previous day. She cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reasoning for the “divorce” between Democratic and Republican states. The Georgia lawmaker said there should be an agreement to separate the parties’ “ideological and political disagreements” while keeping the union together.
Why the left and right should consider a national divorce, not a civil war but a legal agreement to separate our ideological and political disagreements by states while maintaining our legal union.
Definition of irreconcilable differences:
inability to agree on most… https://t.co/6hko0vnHbd
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) February 21, 2023
Greene went into detail about how she envisioned red states differing from blue states in the areas of education, energy, economy, law enforcement, and the election process. Considering the Georgia rep is a Republican residing in a Blue state, it’s unclear if she would remain in The Peach State under this proposed scenario.
The reactions to the congresswoman’s suggestions weren’t much better than the previous day. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has yet to make a statement about Greene’s suggestions.
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