Utah Governor Slams Marjorie Taylor Greene For ‘National Divorce’ Talk

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Utah Gov. Spencer Cox (R) reportedly slammed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s proposals for a “national divorce” of Republican and Democratic states on Monday, calling the congresswoman’s comments “evil.”

Greene urged on Monday that the United States split by red states and blue states and downsize the federal government, reiterating her notion of a divorce to settle the country’s rift. Cox said that the country needed “marriage counseling” instead.

“This rhetoric is destructive and wrong and—honestly—evil. We don’t need a divorce, we need marriage counseling. And we need elected leaders that don’t profit by tearing us apart. We can disagree without hate. Healthy conflict was critical to our nation’s founding and survival,” Cox said, in a Twitter post.

The Republican governor tweeted photographs of the Lincoln, Jefferson, and Washington memorials in Washington, D.C.

Cox also quoted former Republican President Ronald Reagan as calling D.C. a “shining city on a hill” for Americans of all political stripes.

Greene reiterated her demand for a national divorce on Monday, and also criticized President Biden’s surprise visit to Kyiv for a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky before of the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion.

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