Jun 21, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Texas GOP calls Biden "acting president"

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At a state convention in Houston, nearly 5,000 Texas GOP delegates on Saturday "overwhelmingly passed a resolution questioning the 2020 election," the party announced.

What they're saying: "We reject the certified results of the 2020 Presidential election, and we hold that acting President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was not legitimately elected," the resolution says.

The big picture: The Platform Committee's final report has a "State Sovereignty" section declaring: "Texas retains the right to secede from the United States."

  • A "Texas Independence" section calls for the legislature to hold a statewide 2023 referendum "to determine whether or not the State of Texas should reassert its status as an independent nation."

Reality check: "No, Texas can't legally secede from the U.S.," The Texas Tribune notes.

Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa issued a statement about the platform, saying the state GOP "showed us that they live in a parallel universe."

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