On Friday, former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Michael Steele slammed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) stating that the congresswoman needed to ‘“just shut the hell up.”
During an interview on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour,” Steele was asked to respond to Greene’s call for a “national divorce” which would separate the blue and red states. In response, he argued that Greene did not have a “clue” about what “she’s talking about.” He then proceeded to question why people should “listen to this crazy fool” and said that Greene should “just shut the hell up” as she was an “embarrassment to the Republican Party and to the country as a congresswoman.”
He continued to say that this was a war that they had fought and that a Republican president had “lost his life” in trying to protect the union and yet Greene is calling for a split.
Steele, who led the RNC from 2009 until 2011, has been a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump and other politicians like him, such as Greene, and had in fact been a public supporter of President Biden in the 2020 presidential election.
His remarks came after Greene’s continuous push for a “national divorce” and a reduction in the federal government size. She has also claimed that a separation of states based on political ideologies would allow states to follow their own policies without federal interference. Greene has also maintained that she is not saying there should be a “civil war” but still her comments have been heavily criticized by both parties.