Texas GOP chief suggests forming 'union of states' after U.S. Supreme Court tosses election challenge

The Supreme Court is seen as the court reviews a lawsuit filed by Texas seeking to undo President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory in Washington, U.S., December 11, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Texas Republican Party suggested the formation of a “Union of states that will abide by the constitution” on Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Texas’ bid to throw out voting results in four states that President-elect Joe Biden won in November’s presidential election.

Texas GOP Chairman Allen West said the Supreme Court’s order had established “a precedent that says states can violate the U.S. Constitution and not be held accountable.”

Reporting by Julia Harte; Editing by Leslie Adler