Greg Abbott won’t be a governor of a US state, and a whole bunch of electoral votes that typically go red just go away. We don’t have to pay the red state dole to them. We don’t want their oil and gas. We could build a new wall along New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana to keep the real disease-carrying riff-raff out of the country. And their one star flag would be appropriate for a new country of one state full of assholes. Bonus - Elon Musk might be able to be expelled to Texas with his companies and forbidden to travel to the US. We’d also have a place to expel trump and his cronies.
There is an upside.