Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls It 'Wise' to Bar Democrats Who Move to Red States From Voting

If red states and blue states were to "divorce" each other, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene called it possible that people who move from a Democratic state to a Republican state would be barred from voting for a temporary "cooling off" period.

California's seen an influx in people moving out of the state and many have opted to go to Texas and Florida, where residents can get more bang for their buck. However, some, including Greene, have complained that those who are leaving California are bringing their political beliefs with them and potentially shifting the political landscape.

On Wednesday, the Georgia congresswoman posted on Twitter that "brainwashed people" who move from California and New York need a "cooling-off period." Her comment was in response to a Twitter user who wrote he supports discriminating against Democratic transplants, including restricting their ability to vote for a period of time. He also wrote that they should have to "pay a tax for their sins."

Greene called it "all possible" in a "national divorce" scenario.

"After Democrat voters and big donors ruin a state like California, you would think it wise to stop them from doing it to another great state like Florida," Greene tweeted.

Newsweek reached out to Greene for comment.

In October, Greene conducted a Twitter poll about people's interest in a national divorce between Republican- and Democratic-leaning states. According to her poll, Greene found 48 percent of respondents wanted the country to stay together and 43 percent wanted states separated by their political leaning. Nine percent were undecided.

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Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene called it "wise" to temporarily limit voting rights for people who move from red to blue states. Above, Greene speaks at a news conference about the National Defense Authorization Bill at the U.S. Capitol on September 22, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Greene accused the "outraged left" of sharing the poll and trying to "tank it" and celebrated the 43 percent of people who backed America engaging in a national divorce.

"So many people tell me daily how devastated they are over the state of our union on every level, and I completely share their utter disgust and heartbreak for the condition of our country," Greene tweeted in October.

The Georgia Republican called the poll a "wakeup" call for Democrats during an interview on Steve Bannon's War Room podcast in October. While Greene saw the two political sides having "irreconcilable differences," Bannon rejected the idea as something he's "vehemently" against. Instead, he pushed Republicans to "govern like we mean it," and to "start acting like you're in charge."

When Greene first put the poll out she came under criticism from social media users. Some called her out for breaking the United States up into red and blue states instead of just one country and seeming to advocate for civil war. Some noted that although Georgia is a swing state, it went for Biden in the 2021 election, and has become increasingly blue over the years.