Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) stood by her remarks earlier this week about the U.S. needing to go through a “national divorce.”
Greene explained on Fox News that she is not calling for a violent civil war where one side presumably emerges victorious, but rather the opposite, a peaceful separation between two regions of the country.
“We need a national divorce,” Greene posted online on President’s Day. “From the sick and disgusting woke culture issues shoved down our throats to the Democrats’ traitorous America Last politics, we are done.”
Facing backlash for her comments, Greene indicated she is worried about the state of the nation if things do not change soon.
“Everyone I talked to is sick and tired of being bullied by the Left and disrespected by the Left,” Greene said. “Our idea, our policies, our ways of life have become so far apart that’s coming to that point, the last thing I ever want to see in America is a civil war. No one wants that. At least everyone that I know would never want that. It’s going in that direction, we have to do something about it.”
Upon being asked if her calls for a national separation amounted to a violation of her constitutional oath, Greene responded that she is calling for a reduced federal government.
“This isn’t ending our union. This is shrinking the federal government, which we need to stop our spending,” she said, adding, “our spending is out of control. We can abolish departments and different parts of our federal government and give states more power and control to conduct their affairs and their laws that fit the people that live in those states. This is more respectful towards all Americans, and it could end the fighting, and hopefully, we can respect each other once again.”
Greene has made similar comments in the past, as was seen in a 2021 post on Twitter, in which she wrote, “All possible in a National Divorce scenario. 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.”
She added, “Brainwashed people that move from CA and NY really need a cooling off period.”