A Republican lawmaker known for her extreme right-wing views recommended that the United States should go through a “national divorce” just this past Monday.
Statement Posted on Twitter
On Monday, Georgia Republican lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene said in a tweet that a national divorce is necessary.
These remarks from the Georgia firebrand are run for the trend for Greene, whose prior utterances have gotten her in trouble with Democrats and even with the leadership of the Republican Party.
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 stated she is sorry for the QAnon content posts that she has made in the past.
These posts included information about various lights and beams of different colors that were controlled by a Jewish family that was leading a left-wing cabal. Greene, as mentioned, expressed regret for these posts.
Greene made her name as a candidate who ran against the establishment and was known for being a vocal critic of Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California.
McCarthy was able to get her support before the start of the difficult campaign for the speakership that he was running, but the action did not endear Greene to her colleagues, who were staunch opponents of the now-House Speaker’s gavel bid.
Reaction and Repetition
Several Democrats, prominent members of the media, and Republicans who are opposed to Trump all voiced their disapproval of the statement.
On Monday, former Representative Liz Cheney replied to a request for a “national divorce” made by current Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene by implying that the proposal 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
Cheney’s response comes after Greene made another call for a “national divorce” earlier on Monday. In doing so, Greene ended up saying that Democratic and Republican states ought to be kept separate and that the size of the federal government ought to be reduced.
Greene has, in the past, made references to a “national divorce” in comments that she shared in 2021. She also stated that Democratic supporters were able to “ruin” California, but that this shouldn’t be possible for them to do in Florida.
On Monday, Greene voiced her opinion about the possibility of a national divorce just after she had attacked President Biden for making an unexpected trip to Ukraine.
The opinions expressed by the Georgia Republican are emblematic of a broader tendency in the political philosophy of the United States.
A survey conducted in 2021 found that support for secession was on the rise across the United States, particularly among Republicans in the southern states.
In the South, respondents to a poll conducted by Bright Line Watch and YouGov indicated that they had a “willingness to secede” at a rate of 37%.
Do you agree with Taylor Greene about the national divorce or do you think her opinion is nonsensical?This article appeared in NewsHouse and has been published here with permission.