(National Sentinel)Â Secession: California’s bid to secede from the United States after Donald J. Trump became president is about to get some help from an unlikely source: A conservative state Republican in Utah.
As reported by theÂ Salt Lake City Tribune,Â Rep. Paul Ray is planning on introducing legislation that would essentially be a show of support for California’s effort. The paper noted:
Ray, a conservative Republican from Clearfield â€” spurred by frustration over Californiaâ€™s liberal politics and the â€œwhiningâ€ of some of its residents about wanting to leave the United States â€” has started drafting a resolution for the 2018 legislative session that would offer support for the most populous state to secede from the union.
â€œThis is just kind of a wake-up call from the state of Utah that says, â€˜You know what? You guys donâ€™t get it,â€™â€ Ray said. â€œThey donâ€™t control other states and, quite honestly, most of us donâ€™t really care for their politics.â€
His draft legislation would, among other things, call for tariffs on California for its energy and water it gets from the 31st most populous state.
â€œThey think that theyâ€™re owed a lot and they just think theyâ€™ve got the power to dictate, but if they really look at it, they canâ€™t function without federal money going into California and doing business with other states,â€ he said. â€œFor them to sit there and think they can make their own country and they can do this … theyâ€™re smoking too much of their medical marijuana.â€
He added that the likelihood California will be successful is a “long shot,” but the effort is ongoing anyway and is actually picking up steam.