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Looney tune crazy Texas GOP Chairman

 

 

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https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/09/politics/allen-west-texas-kfile/index.html

 

 

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Texas Republican Party chairman Allen West falsely suggested that Texas could secede from the United States and become an independent country, a CNN KFile review of his comments in recent months shows.

In radio interviews after the 2020 presidential election, West suggested Texas could vote to again become a republic, as it was before joining the United States in 1845.
"This is something that was written into the Texas Constitution," the former congressman said in one late December radio broadcast. "Or it was promised to Texas when we became part of the United States of America-- that if we voted and decided, we could go back to being our own republic."
Experts, however, say that Texas cannot legally secede and leave the United States to become its own republic. The annexation resolution West is referring to stipulates that Texas could, in the future, choose to divide itself into five new states, not divide itself from the US and declare independence. West mistook the congressional annexation resolution that made Texas a state for the Texas constitution.

 

 
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33 minutes ago, knapplc said:

Really honestly for real watch this video to the end. He was never told this was satire. 

 

He's either really dumb or he got hung out to dry by his staff. 

 

 

I like her smile. She knew something like this would come up and she was ready for it. She is almost close to laughing at him. :rollin

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So, while blocking the common-sense bill above, Mr. Hawley also goes on this screed:

 

Hawley, who voted to overturn election, claims court bill seeks to overturn elections

 

A little more than three months after he led the effort to overturn the 2020 election, Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley accused Democrats Thursday of seeking to retroactively overturn the 2016 election.

 

Hawley, a former clerk for Chief Justice John Roberts, panned a Democratic proposal to expand the U.S. Supreme Court from nine justices to 13 by arguing that it was an attempt to dilute the impact of three justices appointed to the court by former President Donald Trump during his one term in office.

 

“It’s a terrible idea,” Hawley told the Senate press pool. “It is a deliberate attempt to fundamentally change a core institution of American government and to overturn, effectively overturn the results of past elections. Quite openly and deliberately trying to undo the results of President Trump’s election in 2016 in terms of his ability to appoint three justices.”

 

The proposal to expand the court is sure to be contentious and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has already indicated she has no plans to bring it to the floor for a vote.

 

But Hawley’s argument against the bill is particularly brazen given his lead role in challenging the results of the 2020 election.

 

The Missouri Republican was the first senator to announce plans to challenge President Joe Biden’s Electoral College votes, leading the unsuccessful effort to throw out Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes. Hawley also supported Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s challenge to Arizona’s 11 electors.

 

In the months since the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Hawley has argued that his challenge to Pennsylvania’s electors, which received heavy backlash, was not intended to change the outcome of the election

 

But in a Fox News appearance just two days before the riot, Hawley had presented the results as uncertain, telling host Brett Baier that whether Trump would remain president “depends on what happens Wednesday.”

 

The Constitution sets no specific cap on the number of the justices on the court. It fluctuated during the country’s first century, but it has remained at nine since 1869.

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