Former Congressman Allan West "Time for Texas And Others to Secede" over Election Decision
Republican Party of Texas Chairman Allen West suggested states should secede from the union after the Supreme Court refused to hear a case President Donald Trump wanted to use to overturn the presidential election.
'This decision establishes a precedent that says states can violate the US constitution and not be held accountable,' West said. 'Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution,' he added.
His comments were quickly read as a push for secession, what southern states did in the lead-up to the Civil War, in a dispute over slavery...........................
West, a former one-term congressman from Florida, took over Texas' Republican Party earlier this year.
During his time on Capitol Hill, from 2011 to 2013, he was a prominent member of the Tea Party movement.
He was the first black Republican member of Congress from Florida since 1876
Photo (not related) of Abraham Lincoln re-enactor and historian, the late Jack Clayton and Eugene Delgaudio at the Lincoln Memorial for a political protest.