White House Backs D.C. Statehood Bill

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Making Washington D.C. a state in America is something that Democrats want and are pushing hard to make happen. The leftist agenda involving a 51st state has nothing to do with fair representation as Democrats claim; it is all about power, getting new seats in Congress, and otherwise drowning out the GOP. 

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Republicans have explained that the only way D.C. could legally become a state is to amend the Constitution; the GOP also maintains that making D.C. a state via legislation is not legal. Therefore, Republicans have promised that if Democrats pass a bill on D.C. statehood, they will fight it legally, even if that means going to the Supreme Court. 

Meanwhile, the White House just fully endorsed H.R. 51, as Newsmax reports. 

The White House’s Backing of D.C. Statehood

On Tuesday, the White House unequivocally threw its support behind the Democrats’ work to make D.C. the 51st state. In a statement, the White House claimed that the 700K residents of D.C. are unfairly missing “full representation” so long as D.C. is not a state. 

The statement continues, though. According to the White House, a lack of D.C. statehood is an “affront” to democracy; the Biden administration also opined that D.C. residents are unfairly taxed without being represented; this misleading claim arrived before the White House declared that D.C. ought to become the “State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth.” 

The Constitutional Reality About D.C. Statehood

In the U.S. Constitution, Washington D.C. is clearly stated as a “district,” not a state. Nevertheless, Democrats are still pushing to make D.C. the 51st state and now they’ve got the White House backing them. 

With Democrats pushing H.R. 51 through Congress, Republicans now have the responsibility to push back against this. It is very clear that Democrats will do all that’s possible to make Washington D.C. a state; if they succeed, Democrats will have much more power and control in Congress. 

At this time, the Senate filibuster is a hurdle for Democrats to achieve D.C. statehood. This is yet another reason why leftists are so on board with axing the filibuster; for the sake of the nation, though, keeping the filibuster in place is critical.

The one saving grace of the filibuster is that Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin, a left-leaning moderate, has come out against ending the filibuster. This puts Manchin at odds with the vast majority of his party in Congress. 

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