The Texas GOP Will Debate Secession at Their Convention

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

A number of local Republican parties in Texas at the district and county level have passed resolutions calling for secession from the Unites States which means the issue could be discussed at the state party convention.

The party will descend on Dallas next month where the secessionist movement will be at least briefly considered.

A Nederland-based pro-independence activist group, the Texas Nationalist Movement, said at least 22 of the hundreds of conventions passed secession items. Texas GOP chairman Tom Mechler said he "would be very surprised" if that many had indeed passed the conventions.

The Houston Chronicle reached out to GOP officials in the counties listed by the Nationalist Movement. Ten responded and all confirmed passage of the resolutions.

A committee at the state party convention will debate if there even should be a debate on secession. If they allow it, secession will be discussed on the floor of the convention on the weekend of May 12th.

This isn't exactly a surprise. Republicans in Texas have long flirted with the idea of secession and their governor Gregg Abbott unveiled a policy platform earlier this year that I would describe as a blueprint for secession or, at the very least, nullification.

Party leaders may not want to discuss it at their convention but they've encouraged this movement. It wasn't very long ago that we were all talking about Operation Jade Helm and the U.S. military's secret plot to usurp control of Texas by tunneling under local Wal-Marts. Even the governor pandered to that batshittery.

  • ninjaf

    Every time I think the Republican batshittery has reached peak level, something else comes along to remind me of something else that I had forgotten about.

    It must be exhausting to live such an aggrieved life as these people feel they do.

  • swift_4

    I vote yea. Cut them loose. I have a funny feeling we’ll be fine without them.

  • vgranucci

    Didn’t they try that once? How did that work out?

  • Aynwrong

    I would point out how completely stone cold, crazy, bat $#it, f#¢k nuts this is…but hey, it is Texas.

  • muselet

    The Texas GOP Will Debate Secession Sedition at Their Convention



    • That was my first thought too. They have the cajones to discuss treason at the biggest political party meeting in their state AND advertise it ahead of time. I mean, it’s frigging treason. I’m making popcorn and chilling some beer.

  • David Greenberg

    One can only hope. I have heard Texas being referred to as a third world country with increasing frequency. I am 73yo and only now coming to grips with the magnitude of the numbers of incredibly dumb Americans there are.