On Wednesday, Fox News host Laura Ingraham hit out at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) over her idea of a “national divorce.”
While speaking on her Fox News show, Ingraham said that the answer to the divide in the United States was not red states separating from blue states as Greene suggested.
“We need a national divorce,” the firebrand representative said in a tweet on Presidents’ Day this week. “We need to separate by red states and blue states and shrink the federal government. Everyone I talk to says this. From the sick and disgusting woke culture issues shoved down our throats to the Democrat’s [sic] traitorous America Last policies, we are done.”
Ingraham also showed a clip of Greene saying that people who move from blue states to red states should not be allowed to vote for five years.
“Red states could choose in how they allow people to vote in their states. … What I think would be something that some red states could propose is, well, ok, if Democrat voters choose to flee these blue states where they cannot tolerate the living conditions, they don’t want their children taught these horrible things, and they really changed their mind on types of policies that they support, well, once they move to a red state, guess what? Maybe you don’t get to vote for five years,” she said.
Ingraham pointed out that such a law would be illegal under the Constitution.
“Ok, well, first, a law prohibiting American citizens – who’ve not committed a crime – from voting would probably not withstand legal scrutiny,” the host said. “And, second, how would like a national divorce be good for conservatism? Now, why would we want to embrace the states that gave us Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, but essentially give up on the states that gave us Reagan and Trump?”
“The last thing we need is an American breakup of any sort. Remember, a motto of this show almost from the start over five years ago has been ‘no state left behind.’ Just because it often seems like Democrats have given up on America themselves, doesn’t mean ever that Republicans or conservatives should,” she said.
Ingraham spoke to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) who agreed that the suggestion of a national divorce wasn’t the right path to take.
“Well, again, I understand how frustrating it is to see these states, again, descend into darkness, but do you agree with what she’s saying here?” she said.
“I’m not for a national divorce, but I do think the federal government should at least have to spend the night on the couch for a while, like, you know, Bill Clinton had to after the Monica Lewinsky stuff. I’ve been with Marjorie Taylor Greene as we’ve traveled to places like California advocating for the God-fearing red-blooded Americans who live there, and too often we see a homogenized federal wokeness pushed on parts of the country who don’t want it,” Gaetz said.
“I believe that the best pushback is a national renewal, not a national divorce. It’s something that Marjorie Taylor Greene is certainly helping to inspire. But, look, we’re a country that when we had the presidency, the House and the Senate, we couldn’t even secure the border. So, I don’t believe we would be able to effectuate any type of national divorce. And I think that the politics of the America-first priorities would do a great deal to unify us,” he said.
“And, hey, it would be one thing, Laura, to reject a national divorce more fervently if we didn’t have our leaders cheating on the country with Ukraine, which is what we saw from President Biden recently,” he said.
However Greene stuck to her guns on Twitter, saying, “People saying national divorce is a bad idea because the left will never stop trying to control us literally make the case for national divorce. We don’t want a civil war. We’re not surrendering. We’re tired of complaining with no change and want to protect our way of life,” she said.
“And people are criticizing me for wanting a national divorce from the left. The real problem with my right wing critics are that you forget too easily and refuse to take off your rose colored glasses. Not me. My vision is 20/20. And I haven’t forgotten,” she said.
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