Yes, a Texas representative actually wants to file a bill that would allow the state to secede from the United States.
Kyle Biedermann, a Texas state representative for District 73, said on his social media accounts that he has actually plans to submit a bill that would allow Texans to vote to re-establish the state as an independent nation.
Biedermann says he wants to file the bill because he believes the federal government is out of control and it's time for a change.
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The federal government is out of control and does not represent the values of Texans.
Of course, those on Twitter were quick to make jokes.
@KyleBiedermann Yea, We already tried this 1861-1865. Pretty sure there are some Supreme Court cases on this. Enjoy your TV hits!— Retro Snacking (@Retro Snacking)1607437658.0
But what may come as a shock to you is that some are actually on board with the idea.
@KyleBiedermann Thank you for having the courage and commitment to pushing this through @KyleBiedermann. You have… https://t.co/4a9ouZZbZF— Adam L Spikes (@Adam L Spikes)1607452495.0
Lucky for Texans who would like to remain a part of the United States, seceding is actually completely illegal according to the "Joint Resolution for Annexing Texas to the United States," which was approved on March 1, 1845.
The resolution states that Texas could in fact legally divide itself into multiple different states, but not actually fully secede from the U.S.