The Supreme Court’s dismissal of the Texas lawsuit against four other states regarding the presidential election has the Lone Star State’s Republican Party Chairman Allen West suggesting a U.S. split.
“Perhaps, law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution,” West said in a Friday press release.
The unsigned order handed down from the Supreme Court stated, “The State of Texas’s motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution. Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections. All other pending motions are dismissed as moot.”
West was not happy with that decision, stating, “The Supreme Court, in tossing the Texas lawsuit that was joined by 17 states and 106 U.S. congressmen, has decreed that a state can take unconstitutional actions and violate its own election law,” West continued, “resulting in damaging effects on other states that abide by the law, while the guilty state suffers no consequences.”
West went on to say that the SCOTUS decision “establishes a precedent that says states can violate the U.S. Constitution and not be held accountable. This decision will have far-reaching ramifications for the future of our constitutional republic. Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the Constitution.”
Earlier in the week, Texas State Rep. Kyle Biedermann tweeted out that he plans to file legislation to give Texans a vote for “Texas to reassert its status as an independent nation.” The movement for Texas to leave the union has been dubbed “Texit.”