Ted Cruz is just giving lip service to Texas secessionists who are now a huge part of his base and probably a majority of Texas Republicans and Independent voters.
I don’t see Red State secession happening anytime soon though because the Democrats pulled the pin on the grenade and now are falling apart and the GOP is going to be swept back into power by default. Predictably, the Democrats will be even further radicalized by their defeat. If we are lucky, this development will spur the Calexit movement out there and start the National Divorce.
Note: In 2021, we still see ourselves as outsiders even though our ideas have permeated the Republican base. In fact, we are at the very core of the Republican base now because so many of you went ahead and voted for Blumpf anyway because Joe Biden was so awful. You weren’t wrong about that.