On Thursday, Minnesota state Rep. Jeremy Munson took to Twitter to promote a piece of legislation that would cut off all the counties in Minnesota west of the Twin Cities, and stick them onto South Dakota instead.
Munson, who is involved in a lawsuit to try to strip Gov. Tim Walz (DFL-MN) of emergency powers relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, billed this county defection proposal as a chance for Western Minnesota "to join a state that respects Freedom and Liberty."
Petition to allow MN counties to join a State that respects Freedom and Liberty https://t.co/a3TA9E32Vi four-step p… https://t.co/af0ZhaPm4T— Jeremy Munson (@Jeremy Munson) 1616702017.0
Munson's suggestion was heavily mocked by commenters on social media, with some people noting they would be on board with the plan if North Dakota would also join in, and others saying he should just move to South Dakota himself if he doesn't like living in Minnesota.
Tell you what, throw North Dakota in there and you’ve got a deal! https://t.co/QWMwuzjuO1— Armand Domalewski (@Armand Domalewski) 1616712760.0
I’m always oddly fascinated by these efforts to make new states that will obviously never happen. https://t.co/hdV0bID5Q7— Dan Shafer (@Dan Shafer) 1616710352.0
Couple this with DC statehood and let's do it yesterday. https://t.co/nzPEnpsqbH— Alex Hazanov. (@Alex Hazanov.) 1616710051.0
you don't need a bill for this to happen. all you need is a U-Haul. https://t.co/leiS4fyvRb— Ricardo Lopez (@Ricardo Lopez) 1616710297.0
@jeremymunson @govkristinoem @KristiNoem big shelbyville energy https://t.co/PEVYNGjf1E— briguy (@briguy) 1616703333.0
@jeremymunson @govkristinoem @KristiNoem Interesting. How many seats in congress do you think Republicans would gai… https://t.co/0PSkHG5XIz— 🦫 (@🦫) 1616704688.0
@grudging1 @jeremymunson @govkristinoem @KristiNoem Make a red state redder and ensure MN stays blue? Mmm, ok?— Smoochy the Rhino (@Smoochy the Rhino) 1616710718.0
@MVoiceofreason @jeremymunson @govkristinoem @KristiNoem 100%! Pack your bags and drive!— Jeremy’s Son (@Jeremy’s Son) 1616704071.0