In the end, if the Constitution is followed, the Democrats’ goal will never be reached, because they’re using improper means.
Democrats have carried on with their show by pursuing statehood for our country’s capital. But there is one big problem with the progressive drive for D.C. statehood.
The body debating DC statehood does not have the ability to grant that statehood. As clearly stated in Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 of the constitution.
There’s also the issue of the electoral votes given to D.C. If the family within the White House end up being the only citizens of the territory—they would have three electoral votes, the same as the state of Alaska.
Statehood for D.C. needs a Constitutional amendment to move ahead. This is not a controversial position to have. It is, the historically normal stance that our government has had for basically all of modern history.
Republican Congressman Jody Hice (GA) highlighted the real reason for Democrats’ plans to make D.C. a state during the hearing: “This is about a bigger permanent change., he said. “When we discuss the benefits, what really is being spoken about, is two additional senators.”
Democrats would love to get two extra senators to support their caucus as they try to force through a radical agenda.
Republican Rep. Byron Donalds (FL) was among the many people to raise the constitutional problems with H.R. 51, asking Congress to solve them “before we continue forward with anything more.” Rep. Donalds stated that the Democrats “make no sense at all.”
The vote on D.C. statehood is expected as soon as next week. In the past Congress, H.R. 51 succeeded by a party line vote of 232-180.