Member of the Texas House of Representatives, Republican Kyle Biedermann proposed a referendum on the state's secession from the United States. This is reported by Fox News with reference to Biedermann's Twitter account.
вЂњThe federal government has gotten out of control and no longer represents the value of the people of Texas,вЂќ the politician expressed his opinion.
That is why, based on the words of Biedermann, he is going to submit a bill that will allow Texans to hold a referendum and thus obtain the status of an independent state.
Meanwhile, Texas Republican Party Chairman Allen West, in response to a US Supreme Court decision to reject a claim to review the November 3 elections, proposed the formation of a Union of States that would adhere to the principles of the American constitution. His statement was published on Friday on the party's official website.
According to him, the Supreme Court decision, which rejected Texas's lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, sets a dangerous precedent that allows some states to violate the American constitution and not be held responsible for it.
вЂњThe Supreme Court, after rejecting a Texas suit, supported by 17 states and 106 US congressmen, ruled that any state could take unconstitutional actions and violate its own election laws,вЂќ the document says.
It is noted that this decision will have far-reaching consequences for the future of the constitutional republic.
The words of the head of the Texas Republicans have already caused a mixed reaction from the public and the media. For example, Jim Acosta, CNN's White House correspondent, interpreted West's statement as actually вЂњfloating around the idea of secessionвЂќ from the United States. Users of social networks are actively discussing the Republican's statement, comparing this idea with the secession of the southern states from the United States during the Civil War.
As you know, Texas left the country once вЂ” in 1861, when it joined the Confederate States of America. After the Civil War and Reconstruction, Texas was re-admitted to the United States in 1870.
Fox News notes that communities such as the Texas Nationalist Movement have long supported the state's withdrawal from the United States, and a hundred such proposals have been submitted to the 87th legislature.
The US Supreme Court dismissed the claim of Texas Attorney Ken Paxton to invalidate the results of the presidential elections in a number of states.
Earlier, a group of 17 US states told the Supreme Court that they support a lawsuit filed by Texas, aimed at delaying the appointment of electors, who are scheduled to determine the next president of the country on Monday.
As reported, the purpose of the lawsuit, which was supported by President Donald Trump and most Republicans, is to postpone the appointment of electors from the states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin to a later date. The lawsuit alleges that these states violated the constitution when they changed the rules for holding the presidential elections. In addition, the lawsuit states that new rules passed by the four states de facto made widespread voting irregularities possible.
The court ruling stressed that вЂњTexas has not demonstrated a legally justified interest in how other states conduct their elections.вЂќ
The White House said that by its decision the Supreme Court refused to enforce the norms of the country's constitution.
вЂњThe Supreme Court has really let us down. No wisdom, no courage! вЂњ вЂ” commented on the decision of the court Trump on Twitter.