(DailyVantage.com) – Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who is no stranger to controversy, called for a “National divorce” on Monday. Red states and blue states, she contended, are ultimately incompatible with each other.
Furthermore, Greene called for a shrinking of the federal government.
This, however, is not the first time Greene has called for a “National divorce”. In December of 2021, the Congresswoman took to Twitter to call out Democrats for bringing “ruin” to various states in the union.
Her latest call for a split across Republican states and Democratic states, however, has elicited a substantial buzz on social media.
On Monday, Joe Walsh, who ran a futile campaign for President in 2020, tweeted that the country should not break up, but is in need of “marriage counseling”.
Former Representative Adam Kinsinger (R-IL), one of the louder anti-Trump voices in Congress, harkened back to the Union’s triump over the Confederacy during the Civil War on Twitter saying “Your side lost.” Greene, of course, made no mention of restoring the Confederacy.
Perhaps the most notable pushback to Greene’s comments came from former Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY), who served along with Kinsinger on the politically lopsided Jan 6 committee. Cheney fired back at Greene saying “You swore an oath to defend the Constitution. Succession is unconstitutional.” Cheney went on to say that no sitting member of Congress should make such a reckless declaration.
Greene, however, is far from being the first person to argue for a red state succession. In November of 2021, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) told a crowd of college students at Texas A&M that succession may be inevitable if Democrats “fundamentally destroy the country”.
There have also been several calls from the left for California to secede. Ultimately, none of this is new. Perhaps the social media outrage stems from the fact that the comments were by Greene.
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