The Chattanooga Times Free Press is reporting that Republican Zach Wamp has pledged to be a governor willing to stand at the state line and guard against federal incursions in areas ranging from guns to environmental enforcement.
“Part of the reason I’m running for governor is because states are going to need to declare their sovereignty, stick together with other governors to protect freedom in our states and be willing to meet the federal government at the state line whether it’s environmental regulations, the speed limit, gun laws, whatever the federal government’s doing that’s onerous,” the Chattanooga congressman said.
States “need to stand up ... and say, ‘No — we’re going to meet you at the state line and negotiate with you, but you’re not going to run all over us anymore,” U.S. Rep. Wamp said. “We need tough strong governors who will stand up against the federal government.”
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