20% of Americans agree with Greene's 'national divorce' between states
Of the 1,018 individuals polled, 16% were Democrats, 25% were Republicans, and 20% were independents.
GOP Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a conservative known for her provocative behavior, called for “a national divorce” last month, requesting the separation of "red states" and "blue states".
The bigger matter is that 20% of Americans agreed in an Ipsos poll of 1,018 individuals in mid-March, with 16% being Democrats, 25% Republicans, and 20% independents.
We need a national divorce.— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) February 20, 2023
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 traitorous America Last policies, we are… https://t.co/Azn8YF1UUy
While Greene's "national divorce" is not possible, uncoupling however is.
The US Representative took a jab in her tweet at US President Joe Biden's latest policies which involve supplying Ukraine with what seems to be unlimited amounts of weapons. She promised to "hold our government accountable" after she announced an audit in November to track down the approximately $20 billion in military aid the US sent to Ukraine.
Read more: The Divided States of America: Voter concerns will choose the US' fate
Urban neighborhoods try to separate from the city they are in and try to become a new town when they are upset with failed efforts to contain crime levels - one example is the Buckhead section of Atlanta which passed a Georgia state-senate committee but lost a floor vote this month.
This new movement has become more evident in the state of Oregon’s eleven counties which have expressed anger that “woke” Portland and the town of Eugene are taking over state politics.
In the last 40 years, Oregon has not elected a Republican governor, and logging has been limited, which has led to unemployment in numerous counties, while Eastern Oregon residents have blamed Portland's liberals for treating their city as a "wilderness playground" and ignoring them.
With that being said, all eleven counties passed referenda to merge with state neighbor, Idaho, whose House of Representatives passed a motion for the initiation of formal talks between Idaho and Oregon regarding the merger.
Read next: Republicans vow audit to track Biden's $20 bln Ukraine aid
Idaho State Representative Judy Boyle sees practical reasons to support the merger between both states, naming the reduction of illegal drugs from Oregon to Idaho as one of the reasons. On the other hand, Idaho’s Democratic House Minority Leader Ilana Rubel sees no logic in the merger that she called “self-segregating by ideology.”
Rep. Greene has been known to be controversial over Twitter, which suspended the Georgia Republican congresswoman several times. The last time was in January when her account was permanently banned for posting misinformation about COVID-19. Her account was suspended from Facebook two days later.
2022 was a rollercoaster for the US, between taming Kanye West and his rants, mass shootings becoming a daily staple of American life, Donald Trump’s FBI bust, and almost starting World War III with China. But as the US defines itself as a representative of democracy, in the sense that the people elect who represents their wants and needs, it is the matters taking the country by storm that will eventually alter the direction of the 2024 presidential elections.