BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBMA) — A Republican lawmaker in Mississippi called for his state to "succeed from the union" after President-elect Joe Biden's victory.
The Washington Post and Mississippi Free Press reported that Mississippi House Rep. Price Wallace wrote “We need to succeed from the union and form our own country,” in a tweet, misspelling “secede.”
According to the Mississippi Free Press, Wallace's comment was in response to another state lawmaker, Former Mississippi House Rep. Robert Foster, tweeting about his reluctance to accept the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
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Foster called for all “legal votes” to be counted before declaring a winner.
“Not sure who all needs to hear this but we are not a Democracy. We are a Constitutional Republic. The majority does not rule, the law derived from a Constitution has the final say,” Foster said. “Democrats and their Fake News Cheerleaders are about to get a hard lesson in civics.”
Foster added that he believed Republicans would accept the results after all “legal votes are counted and confirmed by their state legislatures.”
Wallace's response tweet, which has since been deleted read, “We need to succeed from the union and form our own country.” Wallace’s Twitter account has also been made private.