'Loony right': Mitt Romney labels Marjorie Taylor Greene’s 'national divorce' demand as 'insanity'
United States Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) publicly criticized Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's recent demand for a "national divorce" between red and blue states, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
On President's Day, the hard-right Georgia congresswoman tweeted, "We need a national divorce. 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 done."
The Salt Lake Tribune reports Romney "scoffed" at Greene's call to "separate by red states and blue states," saying the congresswoman was "not serious and only seeking attention."
Romney told reporters, "There are some people in my party and the other party that say things to try and get a headline and get people to send them money. And that happens to be in today's 'loony left,' or I should say 'loony right.'"
The senators comments come after Utah Governor Spencer Cox, also a Republican, tweeted his response to Greene's words, condemning her language as "destructive" and even "evil," noting the United States doesn't "need a divorce," but "we need marriage counseling. And we need elected leaders that don’t profit by tearing us apart.”
Deseret News reports:
Romney and Cox’s comments illustrate the divide within the Republican Party. Romney, who voted to convict former President Donald Trump, and Cox have taken their lumps from conservative delegates at the state Republican Party convention as well as from conservative political commentators like Fox News’ Tucker Carlson.
The senator further disregarded the congresswoman's stance, suggesting her comments are "insane."
He said, “I think Abraham Lincoln dealt with that kind of insanity. We’re not going to divide the country. It’s united we stand and divided we fall.”
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