Rep. Matt Gaetz this week said America does not need a “national divorce,” as his ally, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene recently suggested.
Instead, Gaetz advocated that Republicans work harder and use the power they have to tame wokeism run amok.
Appearing on Fox News with host Laura Ingraham, the Florida Republican.
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Ingraham noted that the news is filled with reports about blue cities and states that “descend into darkness because of bad governance” by the Democrats who run them.
Ingraham then highlighted comments by Greene, one of which included her proposal that liberals who flee blue states for red ones not be allowed to vote for five years.
“The last thing we need is a national break-up of any sort,” Ingraham argued.
Ingraham maintained, somewhat naively, that conservatives should keep working and trying to reverse left-wing policies for the sake of “good, hard-working people” who live in places like New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and California.
Gaetz seemed to agree.
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“I believe the best pushback is a national renewal, not a national divorce,” said Gaetz. “I believe the politics of the America First priorities would do a great deal to unify us.”
Gaetz argued the problem for Republicans is that in blue states, the party too often nominates lackluster, left-leaning “RINO Republicans.”
Ingraham asserted that Greene’s comments would backfire on the GOP, and allow Democrats to claim it’s Republicans who want to break America apart.
Gaetz countered that Greene is really making a case for more vigorous federalism and boosting the power of the states, relative to the federal government.
“The way to make this debate constructive,” said Gaetz, “is for the House of Representatives, under Republican control, to use the power of the purse to defund the woke, weaponized federal government.”
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