After Brexit, #Texit Trends for Texas


After the Brits voted for their “Independence Day” and to leave the EU (European Union), #Texit is trending on Twitter.

“June 23rd will be the day that the British people filed their papers to divorce a global bureaucracy that buried national sovereignty in bureaucratic red tape. After constant failures that left many Brits without jobs and living in a nation being colonized by migrants with no attachment to British culture, enough was enough,” reported Breitbart News’ Joseph Murray.

Now Texans are tweeting about their own independence. Tweets that “#Texit” was trending were abundant the morning after the Brexit leave vote was announced.

Keith Clock tweeted, “Just looked to see if #Texit was trending. And of course it is.”

@joedustjoedust asked “How long until #texit?”

FreeStacy @Not_RSMcCain tweeted at Brandon Darby, Breitbart Texas Managing Director and others, “After the success of #Brexit, next I hope to see Texas to secede. Can we get #Texit trending, y’all?”


The Internet news site Vocativ tracked the use of #Texit hashtag from the beginning and showed a massive explosion in the number of tweets as the Brexit vote results became clear.

Image via Vocativ

Image via Vocativ

As reported by Breitbart Texas, a resolution passed a platform committee at the Texas GOP Convention in mid-May and was expected to go to a vote before all of the Lone Star State delegates. Officials from the Republican Party of Texas deterred their efforts however, and prevented it from going to a vote of the delegates.

Before the secession measure was successfully squashed by Republican officials, Texas Nationalist Movement (TNM) President Dan Miller told Breitbart Texas that supporters of Texas Independence “scored a major victory.” He said members of the movement who are delegates have been working to get the support. He said, “We are farther than we have ever been before.”

Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren raised the question early on tweeting, “First, maybe UK wants out…is Texas next? :-)”

This writer had a tongue-in-cheek reply, “TEXIT:”


Ask Dr.DudeTM PhD @Jesse_sDad replied, “@LanaShadwick2 Please, Dear, God, let that be true….”

Daniel Miller @TheTexianDM, the President of the Texas Nationalist Movement, tweeted at Texas Governor Greg Abbott:

Another tweeted this video:

Folks from other states asked, “inspired by Brexit some Texans are pushing for a Texit. So, can we also get a Florexit thing trending, too?”

Sexy Jed Whitaker @Jed05 took another approach saying, “Can we get Texit trending so we can finally get rid of Texas please? #TExit”




Some expressed that they were “embarrassed” that #Texit was trending in Houston, Texas:

Or, expressed “surprise” that #Texit was trending:

Liberal Radical @NoThoughtsHere tweeted, “There is nothing surprising about #Texit trending right now.”

Lana Shadwick is a writer and legal analyst for Breitbart Texas. She has served as a prosecutor and associate judge in Texas. Follow her on Twitter @LanaShadwick2.


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