Texas Republican Party chairman Allen West falsely suggested that Texas could secede from the United States and become an independent country, a CNN KFile review of his comments in recent months shows.
In radio interviews after the 2020 presidential election, West suggested Texas could vote to again become a republic, as it was before joining the United States in 1845.
“This is something that was written into the Texas Constitution,” the former congressman said in one late December radio broadcast.
Read the full article. West is mistaking the state constitution for a congressional document which allow Texas to divide itself into five states.
Texas Republican Party chairman Allen West falsely says Texas could secede from the US: “We could go back to being our own Republic” https://t.co/vwPP8Cr2FP
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