Democrats have long wanted to make Washington D.C. the fifty-first state, given the concentrated amount of leftists who reside there.
So, Nancy Pelosi is about to approve it in the House.
[Update: The House did approve this bill on Friday.]
The reason for the push is based on the leftist belief that the White House and Senate will transfer over to Marxist control in November.
Washington the ‘District of Columbia’ would be no longer, the bill’s language says, as the new state would be referred to as ‘Washington, Douglass Commonwealth’ – swapping out Italian explorer Christopher Columbus for Maryland-born abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
‘And what an appropriate name: George Washington and Frederick Douglass, joined together in support of citizenship, what an appropriate name it seems to me for the capital of America,’ remarked Rep. Steny Hoyer, the House’s No. 2 Democrat who represents nearby Maryland. ‘To honor two of its citizens: one white, one black, both committed to the union and committed to citizenship.’
Frederick Douglas was one of the great spokespersons for “Black Lives Matter,”‘ Hoyer added.
[Perhaps Hoyer should brush up on history a bit… Douglass would never have supported the riots, looting, and general lawless carnage being carried out by the democrats’ brown shirts.]
Douglas was also chosen because he was a Marylander, as Washington was a Virginian. Those two states originally gave up the land to create the District, though Virginia took its portion back.
Hoyer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, the city’s non-voting member of Congress and Mayor Muriel Bowers, among others, gathered on Capitol Hill Thursday to preview the vote.
The bill is expected to pass the majority-Democrat House, though go nowhere in the Republican-led Senate this cycle.
Holmes Norton signaled she was OK with that because Senate control looked ripe for the picking, as new polling data showed Republican candidates struggling in several key states moving toward the 2020 election.
‘Speaking even more loudly are what the polls tell us about the president of the United States,’ Holmes Norton said at the presser Thursday. ‘The reason he’s going around spreading coronavirus – I’ve never seen such irresponsibility on the part of even an ordinary citizen, much less an elected official – is that his poll numbers are so low that his presidency is so threatened.’
[Bwahahahaha! The “polls” she’s referring to are based on Joe Biden’s presumptive silence. And, given the fact that millions of people watched President Trump’s Tulsa rally, while Biden could barely muster 1,000 for his recent ‘appearances’ tells its own tale.]
Republicans have been averse to giving the city of 706,000 Americans statehood because it would mean giving Holmes Norton, a Democrat, a vote and then there would be two new senators.
[Not completely accurate. Many republicans do not support statehood for D.C. because it fails to meet a number of requirements concerning the proper incorporation of a state, as established by Tennessee.]
The Democrats’ bill would also move to swiftly repeal the 23rd Amendment to the Constitution, which gives D.C. its Electoral College votes.
The D.C. statehood issue has been made more prominent by Trump’s recent battle with the city’s Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Trump suggested Bowser’s mismanagement of the city created the chaos in front of LaFayette square on the heels of the death of George Floyd, a black Minneapolis man, by a white police officer.