Gov. Greg Abbott says no to ‘Texit,’ thinks U.S. should be more like Texas

FILE - In this June 3, 2015 file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shares a laugh with news reporters during a round table talk in his office at the Texas Capito in Austin, Texas. Ted Cruz won only 104 of his home state’s 155 GOP presidential delegates in the Texas primary -- but his supporters should so dominate the delegation of Texans attending the Republican National Convention that the whole thing will likely back him if a multi-round floor fight breaks out there. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

In this June 3, 2015 file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shares a laugh with news reporters during a round table talk in his office at the Texas Capitol in Austin, Texas.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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.”

 

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