A MISSISSIPPI Republican has reportedly called for his state to “secede from the union” after Joe Biden’s presidential victory.
Rep Price Wallace made the controversial statement to Twitter on Saturday – the same day Biden was announced as the Untied States president elect.
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Rep Price Wallace has apologized for his controversial tweet about ‘seceding from the union’Credit: Facebook
Biden was announced as the president elect on Saturday, November 7Credit: Reuters
According to The Washington Post, Wallace’s since-deleted tweet read: “We need to succeed from the union and form our own country.”
It is assumed that the word “succeed” was a misspelling of “secede.”
Wallace’s social media post suggested that The Magnolia State representative has joined the growing list of GOPers who have condemned the US voting process.
It comes as election “fraud” claims have been circulating across the country and President Trump has not yet accepted his loss.
Wallace’s tweet, according The Post, was sparked by former Mississippi state representative Robert Foster’s Twitter rant pushing for additional ballots to be counted.
Wallace’s controversial ‘secession’ tweet was posted on Saturday and has since been deletedCredit: Facebook
Foster wrote: “The majority does not rule, the law derived from a Constitution has the final say.
“Democrats and their Fake News Cheerleaders are about to get a hard lesson in civics.”
Wallace’s “secession” tweet was posted after Foster said, referring to Democrats: “They will riot and burn their own cities to the ground.
“With that being said. I choose law and order over a Banana Republic, so if it comes to it, let them riot.”
On Saturday, Biden claimed victory in key swing to launch him and running mate Kamala Harris over the key threshold of 270 electoral college votes.
The president elect has since called for unity, but Trump has refused to concede and maintains that he actually won the election.
Price Wallace took to Twitter Wednesday to announce his apologyCredit: Facebook
Wallace took to Twitter Wednesday to announce his apology.
He wrote: “I truly love the USA and Mississippi and would never support any idea of seceding from the union.
“I am extremely sorry for my comment it was inappropriate and in no way represents the will of my constituents or myself.
“I humbly ask for forgiveness for my poor lack of judgment.”
Meanwhile, President Trump is aware he lost the election to Biden but he believes the 72 million people who voted for him “deserve a fight,” a top aide said on Thursday.
Trump backers and Proud Boys are planning a “Million MAGA March” in Washington, DC, in support of his election rigging claims.
Numerous groups and accounts promoting the event – scheduled for Saturday, November 14 – have appeared on Facebook, Twitter and conservative favored social network Parler.
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