The move to establish a new state in the US capital, Washington, DC, is politically motivated, say experts, who have dismissed the latest political movement as unlikely to succeed.
If there is a constitutional way to turn Washington, D.C. into a state, HR 51 is not it. This bill is a farcical exercise in legislative virtue signaling. I urged my colleagues to vote for the Constitution & vote against HR 51. pic.twitter.com/OFfFtAvFzg— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) June 27, 2020
DC should be a state. Pass it on. https://t.co/xUJ1sud76f— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 25, 2020
Momentum has been building for the #DCStatehood bill in the Senate as more senators have become cosponsors. Today’s House passage keeps the fire ignited. I thank @SenatorCarper and our allies for their tireless work on DC statehood. The fight for the next step continues.— Eleanor Holmes Norton (@EleanorNorton) June 26, 2020
If federal representation of taxpayers is the issue then we should give back the residential areas of DC to MD and VA.— Josh Holmes (@HolmesJosh) June 26, 2020