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

  • 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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