Mississippi State Assemblyman Price Wallace called for “success” from the rest of the United States just hours after former Vice President Joe Biden was named the winner of the presidential election.
An obvious clerical error by “secessionist couples” next to a blatant reference to the confederacy in Wallace’s now-deleted tweet. On Saturday afternoon, the GOP congressman wrote that Mississippi must “get out of the union and form our own country. Voters approved a new state flag with a magnolia blossom last week after they voted in June to remove the Confederate battle flag symbol from their flag.
Wallace later returned to his Wednesday remarks and tweeted an apology.
“I sincerely love the United States and Mississippi and would never support the idea of secession from the Union,” he wrote, “I am very sorry for my remark that it was inappropriate and in no way represents the will of my constituents or myself. I humbly ask forgiveness for my lack of judgment”.
I sincerely love the United States and Mississippi and would never support the idea of secession from the Union. I deeply regret my remark, which was inappropriate and in no way reflects the will of my constituents or myself. I humbly beg forgiveness for my lack of judgment.
– Rep. price Wallace (@pricewallace) 11 November 2020
Wallace’s comment was in response to a Twitter thread from former Mississippi representative Robert Foster – a Republican and gubernatorial candidate in 2019 – who suggested that the presidential race would not be decided until all “legal votes are counted. Foster also claimed that the United States was “not a democracy” but rather a “constitutional republic”.
“The majority does not govern, the law derived from a constitution has the last word,” Foster twittered. “Democrats and their fake news cheerleaders are about to receive a hard lesson in civics.
The Mississippi Free Press reported that the far-right John Birch Society has used this assertion, which political scientists have often called false, to devalue the system of representative democracy built by the country’s founders.
Foster, who first made headlines during his gubernatorial campaign after refusing to allow a female reporter to “ride along” unless she brought a male colleague, continued by claiming that Republicans would accept the election results even if they were not in their favor, unlike Democrats, who he said would “riot.
“They will riot and burn their own cities to the ground,” Foster wrote. “When that is said. I prefer law and order to a banana republic, so if it comes to that, let them riot.
Then Wallace’s response comes after a wave of criticism.
The Republican legislator is a former peasant who was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018. A supporter of President Donald Trump, Wallace has repeatedly railed against the media for calling the election in Biden’s favor, and recently claimed that Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would take away his weapons.
In a now-deleted answer to a user’s question about who was after his weapons, the Congressman tweeted: “Your President and Vice President, that’s them.
He added: “If you rip them out of my cold, dead hands. #notmyguns.”
Although several heads of state and U.S. politicians, including a growing number of GOP legislators, congratulated Biden and Harris on their victory, other Trumps supported false and unsupported claims that widespread electoral fraud was behind Biden’s victory.
While the Mississippi government, Tate Reeves, an ardent supporter of Trump, has not spoken out on the issue since the results were announced, all Republican senators and state officials issued a statement speculating that electoral fraud had taken place during the election without any evidence.
“Americans should have confidence in our electoral system and that all ballots were submitted correctly and legally. That is exactly what President Trump and his legal team are striving for,” the statement said. “All allegations of voting irregularities, including ballot rigging or voting by non-voters, should be investigated and adjudicated to the fullest extent of the law.
“Neither the media nor the states should