- 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 ???????? (@mtgreenee) October 12, 2021
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.”
Bannon disagreed with splitting the nation: “It’s something that I’m adamantly obviously opposed to, vehemently.
“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.”
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 “civil war” was trending on Twitter, following remarks made by a Trump supporter at his Iowa rally.