‘TEXIT’ Bill Introduced Allowing Voters to Decide if TX Should Secede from U.S.

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Texas Rep. Bryan Slaton (R-Houston) has introduced the Texas Independence Referendum, or TEXIT, which if passed in the state Legislature, would allow Texans to vote on whether the state “should reassert its status as an independent nation” during the next election.  If the bill, H.B. 3596, receives a majority “yes” vote, “a committee will be established to investigate the feasibility of independence from the Union and propose options and potential plans for independence to the Texas Legislature.”  Some legislators from both sides have condemned the bill referring to the 1868 Supreme Court case of Texas v. White which established that states cannot unilaterally secede from the union.  The bill comes two weeks after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) called for a “national divorce.”