Congresswoman Floats Tax and Voting Penalties for Those Leaving Blue States
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) expressed support for penalizing those who move from blue to red states by temporarily rescinding their right to vote or imposing a tax.
Greene pondered the possibility on Twitter, retweeting a post responding to a viral thread from a liberal man announcing a move from California to Florida.
“This guy is moving from California to Florida because he can’t stand living in the mess that lib politics created and he *still* has the audacity to talk down to Floridians about their politics. Libs are a cancer. They are the absolute worst people in this country,” Pedro Gonzalez tweeted.
In a follow-up post, Gonzalez added: “I support actively discriminating against transplants like this through legislation. They shouldn’t be able to vote for a period, and they should have to pay a tax for their sins.”
Greene retweeted Gonzalez’s second tweet, writing, “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. Brainwashed people that move from CA and NY really need a cooling off period.”
However, critics say a “national divorce” would be impractical and unhelpful.
“There is no ‘National Divorce’ either you are for civil war or not,” Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) tweeted. “Just say it if you want a civil war and officially declare yourself a traitor.”
“Don’t ignore this. I want you to see what a GOP-run country looks like. They will take your right to vote if you don’t agree with them,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) tweeted. “[Greene] may sound batty but she’s not kidding and she has [Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)] fully behind her.”