TEXIT: State Lawmaker Introduces Bill For Texas To Break From U.S.

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 20: The Texas State Capitol is seen on the first day of the 87th Legislature's third special session on September 20, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Following a second special session that saw the passage of controversial voting and abortion laws, Texas lawmakers have convened at the Capitol for a third special session to address more of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's conservative priorities which include redistricting, the distribution of federal COVID-19 relief funds, vaccine mandates and restrictions on how transgender student athletes can compete in sports. (Photo by Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images)
  • A Texas lawmaker has introduced a so-called “TEXIT” bill that would put secession from the Union on the ballot.
  • Rep. Bryan Slaton, R-Houston, introduced the Texas Independence Referendum Act which would facilitate a statewide vote on whether Texas “should reassert its status as an independent nation,” the New York Post reported.
  • The Republic of Texas won its independence from Mexico in 1836 and formally joined the United States in 1845 in the wake of the Mexican War. The state previously seceded from the Union as part of the Confederate States of America during the U.S. Civil War.
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