Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene suggested Democrats moving to Red States should be given a “cooling off period” before being allowed to vote

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted that Democrats who move to Republican states are temporarily banned from voting.Kevin Dietsch / Getty Images

  • Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene said Democrats who move to the Red States should be temporarily banned from voting.

  • Florida and Texas received by far the largest influx of new residents from other states.

  • Greene also once again discussed a “national divorce,” where the Blue and Red states went their separate ways.

Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene on Wednesday advocated that people moving from Democratic-leaning states to Republican-leaning states be temporarily banned from voting.

The MP tweeted that “brainwashed people” leaving California and New York “really need a period of reflection.”

“After Democratic voters and big donors ruined a state like California, you’d think it would be wise to stop them from doing it in another big state like Florida,” she wrote in a retweet. from a thread by a Twitter user who criticized Democrats seeking to move to the Red States.

The user suggested “actively discriminating against transplants like this through legislation” and “paying tax for their sins.”

Florida and Texas received the most new relocated residents from the United States between July 2020 and July 2021, according to the latest census data. Florida’s population increased by 220,890 people due to internal migration, while Texas’s population jumped by 170,307 people during the 12-month period.

During the same period, 367,299 people left California and 352,185 migrated from New York, the highest number of any state in the United States. Illinois came in distant third, with 122,460 people walking away.

In his tweet, Greene said the Twitter user’s suggestions would all be “possible” in the event of a “national divorce” between the Democratic and Republican states.

In October, Green conducted a controversial Twitter poll ask its subscribers if they wanted to separate the red and blue states. A close majority – 47.7% – of the 84,487 responses on social media supported sticking together. Another 9% said they were undecided.

But Greene later said in a podcast with Steve Bannon that the 43% who voted to divide the United States served as a “wake-up call” for Democrats and showed how “irreconcilable” divisions have become.

Representative Greene’s media office did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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