(PartiallyPolitics.com) On Monday Utah Gov. Spencer Cox (R) criticized Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for pushing for a “national divorce” of Republican and Democratic states.

Greene on Monday took to Twitter to reiterate her suggestion that Republican and Democratic states should be separated. She also suggested that the federal government should be downsized. However, Cox disagreed with Greene’s suggestion of a “divorce” and instead suggested that the country needed “marriage counseling.”

He further argued that the rhetoric that Greene is promoting is “destructive,” “wrong” and “evil.” He added that what the nation needs is not divorce, but rather lawmakers who were not actively trying to separate the country and tear people apart. He added that healthy disagreements are possible and they are the basis of the U.S. democracy and that there is no reason for disagreements to be grounded in “hate.”

In his post on Twitter Cox also shared a photo from the Lincoln, Jefferson, and Washington memorials in Washington, D.C.

Greene’s call for a national divorce came on Monday after she accused President Biden of focusing on international issues for taking a surprise trip to Kyiv, Ukraine instead of spending his time and attention on domestic issues.

Cox noted that during the National Governors’ Association winter meeting earlier this month, he was seated with a number of Democratic colleagues, and even posted photos with Biden and Vice President Harris. He added that while they did not agree on everything, they did manage to disagree better.

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