First it was Donald Trump saying “Texit” would never happen because “Texas loves me.” Now it’s Gov. Greg Abbott saying a Texas secession won’t happen because “what Texans believe in is that we need the United States to be more like Texas.”
On Friday’s segment of The Sean Hannity Show, Abbott joined Hannity to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s 4-4 split on President Obama’s immigration plan. But as news of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union spread, Hannity asked Abbott about some Texans’ desire to separate from the United States.
“Candidly, Sean, what I think is that what Texans believe in is that we need the United States to be more like Texas,” Abbott said. “In fact I believe America longs to be the way the Texas is.”
Abbott added that nations and states “asserting sovereignty” is essential, saying the idea of a Texit isn’t just in the U.S. but across the globe.
“And there’s a reason for it,” he said. “Sovereignty is a key component of a nation and we’ve seen the United States, we’ve seen Great Britain, we’ve seen countries in Europe, sacrifice their sovereignty and we’ve seen the way their citizens have suffered because of it.”