Politics Marjorie Taylor Greene and Steven Bannon debate 'national divorce' between Democrat and Republican states
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"Over 80% of Congress is vaccinated and I'm NOT sick," the GOP congresswoman tweeted.Greene, a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, is routinely criticized by Republicans and Democrats alike for promoting conspiracy theories and misinformation. The GOP congresswoman has vocally opposed COVID-19 restrictions, vaccine mandates and masking requirements.
- Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene posted a Twitter poll about a possible "divorce" between blue and red states.
- Greene went on Steve Bannon's podcast to discuss the poll, with Bannon disagreeing "vehemently" with the idea.
- Greene said the poll should "wake up the Republicans who refuse to act like Republicans."
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Steven Bannon discussed whether a "national divorce" was the right course of action for the country after the congresswoman posted a Twitter poll about a possible split.
The Georgia congresswoman posted the controversial poll on Twitter, asking her followers to vote on whether the United States should have a "national divorce" between Republican and Democrat states.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Asks If U.S. Should Be Divided Between GOP and Democrats
The Georgia lawmaker tweeted a poll asking her followers if America should have a "national divorce."The Georgia lawmaker asked her followers "should America have a national divorce?" Users are given the option to either vote yes or no, for a split into Republican and Democratic states.
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The option to stay together won by a small margin, with nearly 85,000 votes cast.
On Friday, Greene appeared on Steve Bannon's War Room podcast to discuss the poll, explaining that she did it because of how divided the country is.
"So many people talk to me about how divided our country is and how it's irreconcilable," she said.
"I've been hearing that from so many...about dividing the country between Republican and Democrat states."
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Bannon disagreed with splitting the nation: "It's something that I'm adamantly obviously opposed to, vehemently.
Steve Bannon, Marjorie Taylor Greene Discuss 'National Divorce' Between Red and Blue States
Bannon "vehemently" opposed the idea, while Greene called the apparent interest in it a "wakeup call to Democrats."Greene conducted an unscientific Twitter poll on the topic, publishing the results on Friday. According to her, 43 percent of the more than 84,000 respondents supported splitting the nation between blue and red states, 48 percent said the country should "stay together," and 9 percent were "undecided.
"And I don't even like some of these commentators starting to talk about it, for the simple reason we control two-thirds of the country. Two-thirds of the country actually back what President Trump stands for, nationalist populism."
Greene said she took the poll to "understand how people feel."
She added that Twitter was a "very hard-left" platform and therefore was biased.
She said that initially, the poll results were mostly in favor of, "yes," but within days "the left attacked it" and worked to drive the numbers down.
"It still ended with 43% of Americans wanting a national divorce," she said. "This should be the wake-up call to Democrats in particular that they cannot do this to our country."
Bannon complimented Greene for her understanding of "modern media and information warfare" but said he disagreed with the conclusion she reached.
"I take this data, and I come to a very different conclusion," Bannon said. "We have to start to govern like we mean it."
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Bannon explained that he thought more people like Greene needed to be promoted in the party.
"The problem is we win elections and we have these country club Republicans, and we basically are the controlled opposition even in power," Bannon said.
Greene agreed: "That national divorce poll should wake up the Republicans who refuse to act like Republicans, and not just the Democrats," Greene said.
Greene had been accused of stoking divisions in the country by sharing the poll when the term, following remarks made by a Trump supporter at his Iowa rally.
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