Hashtag #TEXIT goes viral as Texans throw support behind independence movement following SCOTUS’ rejection of election tampering lawsuit
The term TEXIT has gone viral on social media as multiple Republican lawmakers float the idea of secession if the federal government continues to disenfranchise Texans by allowing other states to flaunt election law with zero repercussions.
A lawsuit filed by Texas and backed by dozens of other states that sought to hold Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin accountable for allegedly illegally altering election laws was thrown out by the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, leaving many citizens frustrated with both U.S. political parties.
Texas GOP chair Allen West said the Supreme Court ruling effectively decreed that states will face no repercussions for violating the Constitution, and suggested that the only solution may be secession in order to form a union of states that will actually abide by the Constitution:
In a statement, Texas GOP Chair Allen West responded to the decision, and argued that in the tossing of the “constituionally legitimate and critical” lawsuit, SCOTUS has “decreed that a state can take unconstitutional actions and violate its own election law,” suggesting secession may be a solution: