Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) said on Newsmax TV’s “The Balance” that a civil war was “going to happen” over former President Donald Trump’s indictments.
Eric Bolling asked, “We’ve talked about the two tiered justice system but when you see it happening, when you see the former president being fingerprinted, having to show up turn himself in. You see the mug shots of the other seven or eight who turned themselves in already. Do you have concern for the country as I do?”
Palin said, “Yeah absolutely. I mean, I think those who are conducting this travesty and creating this two tier system of justice and I want to ask them, ‘What the heck do you want us to be in civil war?’ Because that’s what’s going to happen. We’re not going to keep putting up with this.”
She continued, “Eric, I like that you suggested that we need to get angry. We do need to rise up and take our country back. Now, I would, um. I would say the RNC, though that’s what’s lacking when it comes to collective anger that can be healthy and it can be useful. Where is the RNC? They hold the purse strings to the party. They hold the funds that could be helping out in this situation. They have the platform and yet they’re too timid. It is a bunch of freaking RINO’s running the thing. So the RNC they better get their stuff together or have to ask them too, what do they want as an outcome of this civil war?”
Republicans and Democrats have long been known to disagree, and U.S. House Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene feels it's time the two parties parted ways.
Tension has tightened between the two political parties since the 2020 election between President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump. Some Republicans have sided with Trump on his beliefs that the election was stolen, further dividing the parties. Others believe that Democrat policies are hurting America.
"We need a national divorce," Greene tweeted. "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 idea of secession in the United States isn't new, although one of such a massive scale as Greene's proposal hasn't gained much traction. In 2016, two Oregonians submitted a petition that Oregon secede from the United States, although it was quickly withdrawn after the petitioners received death threats, according to a report from The Oregonian. During the 2016 election between Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, more than half of Texans who supported Trump supported secession from the United States if Clinton won the election, according to an article by The Hill.
In 2018, American polling company Rasmussen Reports shared a poll that 42 percent of U.S. voters feared a civil war would occur in the next five years. In the report, Democrats were more fearful than Republicans that a civil war was on the horizon.
Greene's tweet received a mixed response, with some people expressing support for the suggestion and others criticizing Greene for her stance.
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