A Republican state-lawmaker from Mississippi thought he was sticking it to the Democrats with his recent tweet calling for his state to "succeed" (misspelling "secede") from the union. State Rep. Price Wallace is apparently so appalled by the projected victory of President-Elect Joe Biden that he wants his state to leave the United States of America.
"We need to succeed [sic] from the union and form our own country," Wallace said in a now-deleted tweet. The remark came in response to Wallace's fellow state lawmaker Rep. Robert Foster questioning the validity of Biden's victory.
Following the backlash from his comment, Wallace came forward with an apology via Twitter. "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," Wallace wrote.
Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn denounced Wallace's comment calling the tweet "remorseful." "We certainly do not condone nor agree with Price’s comment, but I have spoken to Price, and he is very apologetic and remorseful for what he said," Gunn told the Mississippi Free Press. "He deeply regrets his comment and as I understand it has issued an apology and a retraction."