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Texas secessionists feel more emboldened than ever

At a recent conference that featured a sitting state senator, so-called “TEXIT” supporters celebrated their movement’s incremental gains.

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Daniel Miller, the President of the Texas Nationalist Movement, speaks to a crowd at TEXITCon in Waco, on Nov. 11, 2023. Miller founded the organization in 2005, and spoke to attendees during an event titled "Why Texas is a Nation".
Former State Rep. Kyle Biedermann, R-Fredericksburg, and current Legislative Advisor for the Texas Nationalist Movement's Advisory Board, speaks during the Saturday opening event at TexitCon in Waco, on Nov. 11, 2023. In 2021, during his last term as a State Representative, Biedermann introduced a bill to create a referendum election on whether Texans should create a joint legislative committee “to develop a plan for achieving Texas independence." Biedermann recently announced his intention to run for House District 19, against incumbent State Rep. Ellen Troxclair, R-Lakeway, and spoke to the crowd about continuing to push for Texas independence through legislative means.

An uphill climb

Julie McCarty, the founder of the True Texas Project, speaks to a crowd in front of a slide with images of people criminally charged for their involvement in the Jan. 6 riot, during the Saturday closing event of TEXITCon in Waco, on Nov. 11, 2023.

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