New Hampshire rejects calls to secede from US, but more Republicans say it should

New Hampshire lawmakers rejected the latest push for the state to secede from the union and become an independent nation on Thursday despite a growing number of Republicans in favor of secession.

The state’s House voted against a proposed state constitutional amendment that would require the state to leave the United States if the country’s debt reached $40 trillion. It also rejected a bill that would form a committee to examine the “economic, legal and sociological aspects of New Hampshire exerting its sovereign state rights.”

If the proposed amendment had succeeded, it would have gone to voters, who would need to approve the amendment by a two-thirds majority. One in 5 voters said they would consider secession in a poll by the University of New Hampshire, according to Newsweek.

“In general, the talk of secession
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