GOP Rep. And TN-GOV Candidate Wamp: States Might Have To ‘Consider Separation From This Government’
Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN), who is running in a heated three-way Republican primary for governor of Tennessee, has a dire warning about the new health care reform law: If a new Congress and president aren’t elected in order to repeal the bill, states might just have to secede.
“I hope that the American people will go to the ballot box in 2010 and 2012 so that states are not forced to consider separation from this government,” said Wamp, who has also promised to refuse to implement the law at the state level if he is elected, in an interview with the Hotline.
Thankfully, his GOP opponents think he’s just as nuts as I do:
The Hotline asked Wamp’s GOP primary opponents whether they are opposed to secession. A spokesman for Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam answered, “Yeah,” while Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey blasted “Rep. Wamp’s trademark over-the-top temperament and overheated, sometimes crazy rhetoric.”
I nominate Zach Wamp (R-TN) for wingnut of the day…