Hutchison Hits Perry’s Secessionism: ‘We Are Part Of The United States’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) looks increasingly likely to enter the 2012 presidential race, with sources telling the Daily Caller he is “90 percent” in. This morning, to discuss the potential run and Perry’s bombastic rhetoric, MSNBC host Chuck Todd brought on Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R), who unsuccessfully ran against Perry for the governorship last year. Hutchison took a subtle jab at the governor by stating the obvious when she said, “I think we have to clear that we are part of the United States of America.” As Todd pointed out, Hutchison’s comment is a clear reference to the fact that Perry has, on several occasions, floated the idea of Texas seceding from the union.