Republican Governor Rick Perry of Texas said Thursday that he expects to see a number of states follow his home state of Texas in pushing resolutions that will “assert their independence from the federal government.
“If this administration gets its way, we’ll all be the same. We’ll all be the way Washington wants us to be,” Perry said on a call with Gov. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) and roughly 20,000 callers sponsored by the Republican Governors Association, and billed as Tea Party 2.0.
Asked by a caller about his support for a Texas state House resolution reaffirming the state’s sovereignty under the tenth amendment, Perry said that the issue “goes right to the heart of what the tea parties are all about.”
“You are going to see more and more laws like that across the country where states assert their independence from the federal government,” he said on the call, which lasted for more than hour.