The Texas GOP made a statement
“We reject the certified results of the 2020 Presidential election, and we hold that acting President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was not legitimately elected by the people of the United States.”
That’s not all. They also push for a referendum to decide whether Texas should secede from the country.
The 2022 platform is included in a 40-page document. This document covers many important topics and the right to secede from the US.
Under the section titled “State Sovereignty,” the platform states: “Pursuant to Article 1, Section 1, of the Texas Constitution, the federal government has impaired our right of local self-government. Therefore, federally mandated legislation that infringes upon the 10th Amendment rights of Texas should be ignored, opposed, refused, and nullified. Texas retains the right to secede from the United States, and the Texas Legislature should be called upon to pass a referendum consistent thereto.”
#Texas #GOP Texas Could Secede From U.S. in 2023 as GOP Pushes for Referendum: The Texas GOP’s platform calls for a referendum so Texans can vote on “whether or not the State of Texas should reassert its status as an independent nation.” https://t.co/I7tnhLSUQ6
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In another section on state governance, the platform states that Texas Republicans want the state Legislature to pass a bill in its next session “requiring a referendum in the 2023 general election for the people of Texas to determine whether or not the State of Texas should reassert its status as an independent nation.”
In Texas, secession is a perennial idea that tends to bloom when a Democrat holds the Oval Office. After former President Obama won his first term, for instance, the state’s Gov. Rick Perry hinted that Texans might consider exiting the union.
Get the full document HERE.