Answer. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., on Wednesday proposed to temporarily ban Democrats moving to red states from voting, in what she calls a “national divorce scenario.”
Greene took issue with Democrats moving from blue states to red states and suggested they need a “cool-down” period before being allowed to vote.
“After Democratic voters and major donors ruined a state like California, you would think it would be wise to stop them from doing it in another great state like Florida,” she wrote on Twitter. “The brainwashed people moving from CA and NY really need a cooling off period.”
Greene made the comment in response to a tweet from Pedro Gonzalez, an editor at the conservative Chronicles magazine and a fellow at the right-wing Claremont Institute. Gonzalez suggest “actively discriminates against transplants like this through the law.”
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“They won’t be able to vote for a while, and they have to pay taxes for their sins,” he wrote on Twitter.
Greene said that Gonzalez’s suggestion would be “viable in a National Divorce scenario” between red and blue states.
Greene hosted a Twitter poll in October, asked her followers if the country should have a “national divorce”. Though many advocated staying together rather than breaking up in her unscientific survey, Greene used the numbers to assert the country’s split has become “irreconcilable.”
“A lot of people tell me how divided and irreconcilable our country is,” she said in an interview with former Trump adviser Steve Bannon in October. “I was heard that from a lot… about dividing the country between Republican and Democratic states.”
Bannon dismissed Greene’s suggestion but she stressed that the poll was a “wake-up call” for “Republicans who refuse to act like Republicans, and not just Democrats.”
She echoed that sentiment on Twitter.
“So many people tell me every day how devastating they are to the state of our union at every level, and I completely share their disgust and heartache at the state of our union. our country,” she wrote in October. “Country divorce is often talked about privately, but not publicly, so I took part in a poll.”
She doubled down again following her comments on Wednesday, write that “We Republicans don’t want your blue vote to spoil our red home states.”
Greene’s House colleagues accused the freshman congresswoman of calling for civil war.
“There is no ‘National Divorce’, are you civil war or not,” tweeted Representative Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz. “Just speak out if you want a civil war and officially declare yourself a traitor.”
Representative Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., urged his followers not to “ignore” Greene’s disparaging remarks.
“I want you to see what a country run by the GOP looks like. They will have your vote if you disagree with them. MTG may sound weird but she’s not kidding and she is. [House GOP leader] Kevin McCarthy is completely behind her,” Swalwell wrote.
“The most popular national Republicans are openly advocating ending American democracy,” Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn, wrote on Twitter. “This is no longer an issue. This is orthodox Republican thinking, friends.”
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