Texas has the right to secede from the U.S. if its citizens decide to do so, Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley said in a radio interview — a controversial view that contradicts centuries of established history and precedent. https://t.co/nmG5Q7rACj pic.twitter.com/00melpTwyx— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 31, 2024
When, therefore, Texas became one of the United States, she entered into an indissoluble relation. All the obligations of perpetual union, and all the guaranties of republican government in the Union, attached at once to the State. The act which consummated her admission into the Union was something more than a compact; it was the incorporation of a new member into the political body. And it was final. The union between Texas and the other States was as complete, as perpetual, and as indissoluble as the union between the original States. There was no place for reconsideration or revocation, except through revolution or through consent of the States.