Rashida Tlaib and the Democrats are pushing for statehood for Washington DC. Why would they do that? It’s only a city, not a state.
There current estimate of the population in 2019 is 711,571. The answer is quite simple. This would give them 2 permanent Senators fr9om the ultra liberal city. They are also making noise about Puerto Rico. That would give them four brand new Senate seats. It’s ironic that the same party that wants to end the Electoral College and make states like North Dakota, Montana and Kansas irrelevant want to grant a city two Senators.
This is all about politics and power. The Republicans must stop them.
Since Donald Trump’s astonishing upset of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, Trump’s opponents have spent almost three years trying to pretend a man they loathe is not the duly elected president of the United States.
At a hearing Thursday of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to study “statehood” for the District of Columbia, Tlaib told D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser she wanted a flag with 51 stars to display outside her office, as a symbol of her support for upending one more aspect of the Constitution as the Framers devised it.
Tlaib’s exchange with Bowser came up because D.C. statehood advocates had the effrontery last week to display American flags with a 51st star — a mangling of Old Glory for political purposes that should have offended even liberals with a respect for reality.
“I would love one,” Tlaib said, according to Fox News. “I would love to hang it outside of my office.”