In the December broadcast
, West added that he supported a bill that would soon be introduced in the Texas state house
1月に, which would create a nonbinding referendum election on whether Texans should secede
請求書, which has little chance of passing, would allow for a vote on whether the state could form a committee to develop a long-term plan to secede.
“I do support the will of the people to be heard and allow the people to vote on this,” said West in the same December interview. “But I will tell you my official position is that I want Texas to lead, not so much secede.”
West’s comments on secession come as he repeatedly and baselessly questioned the legitimacy of the
2020 presidential election and pushed 暴かれた 請求 of massive voting fraud
, including the lie that Dominion Voting Software changed votes
. Following President Joe Biden’s election
, West has claimed the US is in an
“ideological Civil War
” and agreed with a radio host who suggested that an actual civil war would be
He argued Republican states can band together to nullify laws passed by Congress they don’t believe are constitutional.
After the Supreme Court rejected a Texas lawsuit to overturn the
2020 選挙, West suggested
それ “perhaps law-abiding states should band together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution.
While West denied that he called for secession — and accused his critics of advocating for secession — he has left the door open to Texas secession beyond supporting a referendum election.
“Truthfully, I would rather Texas lead than secede — if the moment does come when things have gone so bad — but I don’t think we’re going to get to that point,” he told an audience in January.
The Texas Republican Party did not return requests for comment.
West said the US is in an ‘ideological civil war’
で話す Truth and Liberty broadcast on January
4 –two days before the Capitol insurrection which would leave five people dead
–West said the US was already engaged in an
“ideological civil war.
“I heard one person say, ‘but man, this can cause us a civil war,'” the host, Andrew Wommack, 主張した. “And the other person says, ‘well, we’ve already fought one. Was it worth it? Was it worth it to free the slaves? “Is it worth it to save our Constitution?’ You can’t judge what’s right. Based on how other people are going to respond. You just have to do what’s right. And face the consequences.”
“番号, you’re, you’re absolutely right,” West responded. “そしてまた, that is the mentality that the left has. The left is banking on the fact that they’re afraid to do it. Because they, they know that we’ll go into the streets and we’ll do all of these different things. しかし、再び, we’re already in an ideological civil war, whether you want it or not.”
“When you look at what has happened out in Portland, 何だと思う, they’ve been rioting, they’ve been tearing up neighborhoods,” 彼が追加した. “If you look at Inauguration Day of 2017, they were in Washington, DC burning up cars and rioting. We should have stopped it then. So either we stop it now, or it’s going to be like a cancer that metastasizes, and eventually it’ll kill the host.”
In at least one interview in November
, West pushed the baseless conspiracy that Dominion Voting Systems changed votes to ensure a Biden victory
. Dominion Voting Systems denies this and has sued
フォックス・ニュース, Rudy Giuliani and attorney Sidney Powell for pushing falsehoods about voting fraud in the election
“I think we’re also going to finally get the evidence,” West said when speaking on Dominion. “And the understanding is that there were states, there were votes that were, tampered with affected, shifted, かわった, whatever you want to call it
West said that states don’t need to follow laws they deem unconstitutional
In other interviews, West contended that states could choose not to follow executive orders or even federal laws they deem unconstitutional.
“I think it was North or South Dakota
, this constitutional nullification
,” 西 said in February 2021
. “Because we have to have state legislatures that say
, 見て, if you are signing executive orders that are not constitutionally sound
, we’re not obligated
. We’re not going to follow these things
. So we want you to go through the right process.
“We want you to establish laws, but even still, if there are laws that you’re looking to implement…which would undermine our Second Amendment……would nationalize elections under the control of the federal government,” 彼は言った. “We don’t want those things to happen.”
3月, the North Dakota State House passed a resolution saying the state would only follow laws they deemed constitutional
. 2月中, the South Dakota House introduced a bill saying the state could nullify executive orders
“I think that we do have that power within our hands, to just nullify a lot of these things,” West added, saying Republican states could form together to nullify laws. “And that sends a powerful message back.”