Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) to Rick Perry: Texas Can’t Secede from the United States, Idjut
Nothing pleases me more than to see two of the most powerful Republicans in the country’s second largest state having a debate about the legality of treason.
Cornyn, the state’s former attorney general and a past member of the Texas Supreme Court, said in response to a question during a stop at the Texas Capitol that secession isn’t legally possible. “I understand the sort of frustration people feel about what’s happening in Washington. I share that frustration,” the second-term senator said. But as to secession being legally possible, he said, “the answer is no. Texas cannot, as a constitutional law matter, secede."
Chances are, Boxturtle saw the new Rasmussen poll, which showed that "only" 18% of Texans are traitors to the flag. Pandering to your nutty base is one thing. Pandering to the nutty fringe of your nutty base is just mighty powerful stupid.
I called Kay Bailey Hutchison’s office this morning to see if she had any comment on Gov.
Jeff Davis Perry’s remarks, but didn’t get a response. Now that Boxturtle’s come out squarely against treason, look for KBH to issue a statement soon.
Will update when she does.