Last month while speaking at a tea party protest, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) suggested that his state might have to secede from the union if, in his words, "Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people." Today on Fox News, Neil Cavuto asked Perry about his comments. Perry responded by denying he was a secessionist, repeating his claim that the Obama administration's policies would lead Americans to consider secession, and then refusing to forswear considering secession himself:
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