June 29, 2020

DC Statehood

“House Democrats approved a bill Friday afternoon to make the District of Columbia the nation's 51st state. The vote was 232-180 largely along party [lines] and the legislation is expected to go no further in the face of opposition by Republicans in the Senate.” NPR

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From the Right

The right opposes DC statehood, arguing that it would be contrary to the founders’ vision and that Democrats support it in a partisan attempt to gain additional Senate seats.

From the Left

The left supports DC statehood, arguing that its residents deserve Congressional representation and that it would help redress the anti-democratic nature of the Senate.

The left supports DC statehood, arguing that its residents deserve Congressional representation and that it would help redress the anti-democratic nature of the Senate.

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