Haley is trying to keep her 2024 run alive by trying to appeal to certain groups.
In a recent interview on “The Breakfast Club” podcast, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley faced a question regarding Texas’ hypothetical right to secede from the U.S. The inquiry, posed by Charlamagne tha God, referenced a 2010 interview where Haley suggested the U.S. Constitution permits states to secede.
Expressing her belief in states’ rights, Haley asserted that decisions should be made as close to the people as possible. She endorsed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s use of razor wire fencing to address the border crisis. When confronted about the possibility of Texas seceding, Haley maintained a stance of non-interference, stating, “If Texas decides they want to do that, they can do that. If that whole state says we don’t want to be part of America anymore, I mean, that’s their decision to make.”
Emphasizing her aversion to government intervention in people’s lives, Haley advocated for allowing freedom to thrive. Despite acknowledging the unlikelihood of Texas seceding, she underscored the importance of recognizing states’ autonomy in decision-making.
The ongoing dispute between Texas and the Biden administration over a razor wire fence along Eagle Pass was also highlighted. The Supreme Court’s recent temporary ruling allows the federal government to dismantle the fence while permitting Texas to continue building it, intensifying tensions between the Lone Star State and the federal government.
However, it is crucial to note that the U.S. Constitution does not provide any legal basis for secession, as emphasized by the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in 2006. Even though historical references allude to Texas having the potential to divide into new states, the ultimate authority to admit new states to the Union lies with Congress.