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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls For “National Divorce” Of Red & Blue States | The View

SOON IN CASE YOU'RE WATCHING THE SHOW, WHOOPI. >>> HERE WE GO. PEOPLE ARE ACCUSING GEORGIA CONGRESSWOMAN MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE OF BANGING THE CIVIL WAR DRUMS ON SOCIAL MEDIA. YESTERDAY SHE TWEETED, QUOTE, WE NEED A NATIONAL DIVORCE. WE NEED TO SEPARATE BY RED STATES AND BLUE STATES AND SHRINK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. A LITTLE LATER, SHE TWEETED THAT, QUOTE, A NATIONAL DIVORCE IS NOT THE SAME AS A CIVIL WAR, BUT TRUTHFULLY, ISN'T THAT HOW THE CIVIL WAR STARTED WITH STATES SECEDING FROM THE UNION? I BELIEVE THAT'S HOW THE CIVIL WAR STARTED, AND DOES SHE KNOW SHE'S LIVING IN A QUASI-BLUE STATE? BECAUSE GEORGIA VOTED FOR BIDEN AND TWO DEMOCRATIC SENATORS. >> YES. >> SO WHAT IS SHE TALKING ABOUT? [ APPLAUSE ] >> IF THIS PLAN OF HERS GETS HATCHED, THE BLUE STATES LIKE NEW YORK, WE GET STUCK WITH HER. SO, LIKE, I DON'T UNDERSTAND. >> IT'S NOT THE HORIZON ABOVE PROBLEM-SOLVING PERSONS. >> IT SOUNDS VERY UNEDUCATED, AND I THINK THIS TYPE OF THEORIZING IS VERY DIVISIVE.

>> YEAH. >> I'M SURE SHE DOESN'T KNOW THE REASON THE CIVIL WAR STARTED IS BECAUSE OF SLAVERY AND IT WAS FOUGHT OVER SLAVERY. I'M SURE SHE DOESN'T KNOW THAT, AND I'M SURE A LOT OF THIS IS COMING FROM A PLACE OF IGN IGNORANCE. AT LEAST THAT'S MY HOPE. I WILL SAY, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT IT THIS MORNING, AND I THOUGHT THIS WAS A REAL FRINGE VIEW, BUT 66% OF SOUTHERN REPUBLICANS ARE IN FAVOR OF SECEDING FROM THE U.S. FROM A 2021 POLL, AND I WOULD SAY ANOTHER 2021 POLL SHOWED 60% OF — 66% OF REPUBLICANS IN THE SOUTH SUPPORTED LEAVING THE U.S. AND JUST FORMING A NEW COUNTRY. THAT SCARES THE HECK OUT OF ME. >> THAT'S LIKE A KID RUNNING AWAY — WHEN YOU ARE A LITTLE KID, YOU'RE, LIKE, I'M RUNNING AWAY. YOU'RE AN AWFUL MOM, AND THE REALITY OF WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE. YOU TOOK YOUR BACKPACK AND YOU'RE OUT, BUT LIFE IS HERE. I DON'T THINK IT'S BEING THOUGHT THROUGH VERY WELL, BUT THERE'S A HUGE AMOUNT OF THIS COUNTRY, ACTUALLY 40% OF AMERICANS ARE INDEPENDENT, AND POLITICS SHOWS YOU PEOPLE SWEEP DIFFERENT WAYS.

THIS SEEMS LIKE A VERY SEVERE SOLUTION TO A TEMPORARY PROBLEM, AND I THINK THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR OF UTAH SAID IT BEST, SPENCER COX, WE DON'T NEED A DIVORCE. WE NEED MARRIAGE COUNSELING. WE NEED ELECTED LEADERS THAT DON'T PROFIT BY TEARING US APART. HEALTHY CONFLICT WAS CRITICAL TO OUR NATION'S FOUNDING AND SURVIVAL. IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH AS YOU SAID, TO THINK THAT THROUGH. LIKE, THAT'S A MASSIVE — >> AND RED STATES LOST. I THINK SHE KNOWS THAT. >> SOUTHERN STATES LOST, BUT 47% OF DEMOCRATS ALSO SUPPORT IT, BUT IT FEELS VERY TAKE YOUR BALL AND GO HOME. IN PRACTICALITY, HOW DO YOU STAND UP IN NATIONAL DEFENSE? HOW DO YOU HAVE COMMERCE AND CALIFORNIA IS HERE, AND RED STATES ARE IN THE MIDDLE? IT'S AN ABSURD NOTION.

I CAUTION THIS WITH MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE. SHE'S EASY TO MAKE FUN OF, AND IT'S EASY TO GO FOR A LAUGH BECAUSE SHE'S SO ABSURD SOMETIMES, BUT THE THINGS SHE SAYS ARE VERY DANGEROUS. >> SHE'S NOT GOOD FOR A LAUGH. >> CAN YOU REPEAT WHAT YOU SAID IN THE HOT TOPICS MEETING THAT THIS IDEA PROBABLY CAME FROM SOMEONE ELSE? SHE'S NOT THE BRIGHTEST BULB IN THE PACK ANYWAY. >> THIS IS NOT THE BRIGHTEST IDEA. IT'S ON BRAND. >> SHE BROUGHT US SPACE LASERS AND ABSURD THINGS. THIS SOUNDS LIKE A COHERENT, YET TERRIFYING THOUGHT. I KIND OF ASSUMED IT COMES FROM SOMEONE LIKE A STEVE BANNON OR SOMEONE LIKE A FAR RIGHT THOUGHT LEADER.

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