Ted Cruz: Texas secession in play if Democrats ‘fundamentally destroy’ U.S.
Sen. Ted Cruz said he understands people who want Texas to secede from the U.S. and that Democratic rule could make matters “hopeless” enough for it.
The Texas Republican said that he doesn’t favor secession now, but cautioned that he could imagine circumstances changing if Democrats in Washington get their way.
“If the Democrats end the filibuster, if they fundamentally destroy the country, if they pack the Supreme Court, if they make D.C. a state, if they federalize elections, if they massively expand voter fraud, there may come a point where it’s hopeless,” Mr. Cruz said.
He cautioned his answer by saying that he also sees the view that Texas needs to restrain Washington Democratic lawmakers from going off the deep end.
“I think Texas has a responsibility to the country, and I’m not ready to give up on America. I love this country,” he said.
Texas is currently “an amazing force keeping America from going off the cliff” and “keeping America grounded in the values that built this country,” he said.
But while he doesn’t support secession now and doesn’t the country is at the point of forcing a Texas secession, he “understands the sentiment behind it.”
“We’re not there yet, and if there comes a point where it’s hopeless, then I think we take NASA, we take the military, we take the oil,” Cruz said.
He also joked that a newly independent Texas should invite podcaster Joe Rogan to be its president.