Texas GOP to Debate Secession at State Convention

A United States flag, left,  and a Texas flag, fly near the LBJ Freeway in Dallas, Monday, Feb. 26, 2001. Friday, March 2, 2001,  is Texas Flag Day.  State law mandates its observance on Texas Independence Day, which marks the anniversary of March 2, 1836, when Texas signed its Declaration of Independence from Mexico. (PHOTO CREDIT: AP Photo/Donna McWilliam)
A United States flag, left, and a Texas flag, fly near the LBJ Freeway in Dallas, Monday, Feb. 26, 2001. Friday, March 2, 2001, is Texas Flag Day. State law mandates its observance on Texas Independence Day, which marks the anniversary of March 2, 1836, when Texas signed its Declaration of Independence from Mexico. (PHOTO CREDIT: AP Photo/Donna McWilliam)

Delegates at state convention for the Republican Party of Texas will have a chance to vote on Texas secession, after a platform item calling for independence passed a special committee on Wednesday morning. It is not expected to pass, but represents a substantial achievement for proponents of a Lone Star nation.

The Houston Chronicle previously reported that activists with the Texas Nationalist Movement, a secessionist organization, had helped pass independence resolutions in at least 22 county or district conventions in March.

Those resolutions went to a 31-member platform committee, which decides what will be put up for discussion at the state convention, which begins Thursday.

Tanya Robertson, a GOP official with the State Republican Executive committee who has advocated a secession vote before, said the item passed the committee “overwhelmingly” early Wednesday.

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SOURCE: Chron, Dylan Baddour