Democrats Attempt DC Statehood – House Passes Bill 232-180 Vote

Washington DC was not established as a state for the exact reason why Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats are trying to gain statehood for Washington DC; absolute corruption and power, it’s a self-fulfilling proposition. Pelosi is now trying to cloud the latest effort under the false pretense of civil rights; but civil rights has nothing to do with it.

Washington DC was established to be a geographic centralized zone to house the offices of very limited federal government.  DC is now a zone of political corruption intentionally isolated from the rest of the nation; and built into a system of internal benefit, scheme, graft and power. The exact opposite of its purpose.

WASHINGTON DC – The House on Friday approved landmark legislation granting statehood to Washington, D.C., in a 232-180 vote.

The vote was historic, marking the first time either chamber has passed legislation to elevate the District to the 51st state — and empower its residents with long-sought voting representation within the halls of Congress.

Calls for Washington, D.C., to gain statehood have gained steam amid the national calls for racial justice that have followed the police killing of George Floyd last month.

…[J]ust months before November’s elections, Democrats are hoping to highlight their legislative priorities for voters to see. And Floyd’s death in the custody of Minneapolis police on May 25 — which unloosed a flood of pressure on Congress to tackle racism across broad facets of American culture — has given new life to a host of years-old proposals designed, at least in part, to empower African Americans and other minorities. (more)

 

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220 Responses to Democrats Attempt DC Statehood – House Passes Bill 232-180 Vote

  1. Is Greenland still for sale?

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  2. Alli says:

    Maryland should absorb them.

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    • vfm#7634 says:

      Actually, I think the District should be enlarged to include central Maryland and NOVA. Virginia would be red again, at least.

      Liked by 13 people

      • As a Man Thinkth says:

        Agree…Best idea…realistic…and logical…

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      • TMonroe says:

        Nah, just return DC to MD, They’d get representation and likely a single congressmen based on population — just no senators.

        Also, move the federal district somewhere else. If they don’t like how the constitution set things up — as a protection, mind you, revert and deal with the consequences.

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      • GB Bari says:

        We have ENOUGH problems with Baltimore.
        They can have Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties. That’ll turn Maryland red again, even with Baltimore. And would force redistricting, which is now a complete gerrymandered mockery of the congressional districting laws.

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      • Julian says:

        Yep. Virginia would have been Red consistently for the last decade without NOVA.

        http://www.SwampCounties.com

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      • John Juan says:

        If Virginia donated Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Loudon, Warren, maybe Frederick counties to the DC statehood cause, that would be enough. I remember when Loudon was red….now it’s just stupid.

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      • Ironclaw says:

        The problem with that is Constitution Article 1 Section 8.

        “To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards and other needful Buildings;-And

        To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof”

        So it can’t exceed ten square miles without a Constitutional amendment.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Gee, thanks but no thanks!

      😡

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  3. Trygve says:

    Does ‘statehood’ imply that the death penalty is now an option in DC? If so, we’re looking at carnage going forward.

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  4. Alan Reasin says:

    And here I thought it would require a constitutional amendment to counter the 23 Amendment
    1. The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall
    appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct: A number of electors of
    President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and
    Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were
    a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in
    addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for
    the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors
    appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such
    duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.
    “. . . the District would be entitled if it were a State . . Silly me to misunderstand the 23 Amendment that gave the vote to D.C.
    Both houses of Congress must propose an amendment with at least 2/3 votes. Approval was 60% of those voting.
    Pelosi is so much smarter than me, so what am I missing.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “what am I missing.”

      Poorly functioning brain cells pickled in ethyl alcohol and a face full of Botox, perhaps?

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    • Paul Cooper says:

      There is also the issue of Article I, Section 8, under which Congress has exclusive legislative authority over the seat of the federal government. So unless the Democrats retained for Congress that authority, in which case DC wouldn’t be a state at all, they are trying to amend the Constitution, and in that case their bill didn’t pass with the required 289 votes.

      This is just pandering to Holmes.

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    • Ironclaw says:

      Apparently, from what I can tell from Article 4 Section 3 of the Constitution, it only requires a simple majority in each house of Congress.

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      • Ironclaw says:

        However, it also says that States cannot be made from parts of other States or by combining States without the permission of those States and Congress.

        Article 2, section 8, subsection 17

        “To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;—And”

        How could they possibly make it a State and still exercise exclusive legislation over it, since it would then have a State legislature. Unless I’m reading that wrong.

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  5. helmhood says:

    Is it me, or is this not a giant billboard advertisement to vote Trump 2020.

    Good job, dems!

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  6. YvonneMarie says:

    I hope so.

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  7. jus wundrin says:

    Was it by party lines, or are their still some semi normal dims left?

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  8. MicD says:

    THIS *** is how close our Republic is to complete destruction.
    It’s really that bad folks :/

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  9. Wisc says:

    Wouldn’t this be the perfect time to decentralize the federal government and spread the opportunities to serve and participate across all the states of this country? Wouldn’t that physically drain the swamp? We’d still need to ensure accountability, but I don’t think that centralization accomplished that task by any stretch of the imagination.

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  10. AvengingAngel says:

    Add DC and Northern Virginia to Maryland and get 2 senators for Virginia .

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  11. Spuyten Duyvil says:

    Prior to 1801 Washington County (i.e. north of the Potomac River) was part of Maryland. Why not just give DC back to Maryland? Although larger in population, it is smaller than Baltimore in size. It would be a perfect voting fit, and Maryland would probably pick up an extra house seat with DC’s population added in.

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  12. czarowniczy says:

    We’ve discussed this before, it’s nothing new, it’s the Rats move to take the Senate with 2 more Rat Senators and a handful of Reps to seal the House. The Puerto Ricans don’t really want to be a state and even some of the Rats don’t want to absorb such a huge bankrupt basket case. If the District does become a state the PR just might move to become a state to get it’s permanent share of welfare pie before the DC chews into it. Now you know how Custer felt.

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    • Ironclaw says:

      If they thought it would hand them permanent control of the Senate, they surely would.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        They definitely will, and for the sole reason of getting control of the Senate, at which point they maneuver to where it will be virtually impossible for a conservative to be elected again.

        They’ve already said they plan on resurrecting FDR’s old plan of adding some 3 seats to the Supreme Court and that will be all she wrote. Good by pesky old Constitution, hello Woke World. DC will give hem the power to control the Senate and create a new SCOTUS.

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  13. California Joe says:

    Doesn’t making Washington DC a state require a Constitutional amendment????

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  14. hawkins6 says:

    What’s next on the House agenda? Declaring Nancy Pelosi Empress or Queen of the Democratic States of America.

    In many ways, the Dem’s “elite” politicians are living in a fantasy world that will lead to ruin in the real world if it’s not stopped. It’s heading in that direction because they also have a Resistance faction led by unknown entities that operate nefariously in the real world. There is no shortage of willing dupes and pawns for them to direct and orchestrate.

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    • cjzak says:

      Nan and Joe are holding hands walking down the path of age related senility. DiFi and Schumer too. The old guard is finished imo.

      Biden cannot be Pres. because he cannot function properly. They all know that. Who they throw in there, either before or after if God forbid they win, is yet to be determined. We are missing a lot of the details of their agenda right now. My spidey senses are tingling over the hidden attacks yet to come from the left. This vote today seems oddly out of place yet they pushed it quickly to act on. What is really going on? Wish someone on the inside would rat them out.

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  15. icthematrix says:

    Here is my concern (among many): the Dims are launching broadsides weekly, sometimes daily, with no fear of consequences. To us as conservatives, even just as red-blooded Americans, it often appears nearly suicidal. But I know these people do internal polling. Either they feel they are getting traction or they have totally bought in to their crazed leftist base.

    We’ve never seen the commie Dims expose themselves so openly. The last two years have been intense; this year it’s beyond anything ever seen in this nation.

    My biggest concern is the drag coming on the economy from renewed China Flu. President Trump has not been the most adorable person to the mushy moderates. If the Dims succeed in crushing down the economy further it gut punches his biggest advantage. Combined with all the social angst and collectivist guilt being hypnotized into the masses, this Republic could flip on us.

    Barr is doing his work but he’s running out the clock. A Hail Mary of sunlight may be too late, or easily shot down as “fake charges”.

    I’m committed to doing everything possible to elect our great President, and other Republicans. But do not kid ourselves; there is a level of weariness enveloping people. They are tired. The sims want them to give in, give up, and vote Trump out…just to have “peace”.

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    • cjzak says:

      That weariness is becoming apparent around me too. You wonder if people will vote just to try and get away from the treadmill they have been walking on for months.

      The virus spiking will curtail the rallies. The left will push all kinds of election rules based on COVID as we all have commented on. Maybe it’s good this is happening in June not Sept.

      Still a little time to get some normalcy in the Fall. Or not. This is a fight we must join now. No more passive waiting for it all to pass. It’s crunch time now.

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      • hawkins6 says:

        “That weariness is becoming apparent around me too. You wonder if people will vote just to try and get away from the treadmill they have been walking on for months.”

        If they vote for Biden’s behind the scenes master to get off the treadmill, they will go from the frying pan into the fire–or more accurately Dem dystopia where there will be no rest or comfort.

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      • BWTraveler says:

        I think the time to fight back is right now. There’s too much at stake, President is our last chance.

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    • Mike Lee DelMarcelle says:

      Soros’s ultimate goal is to take down this country. The guy is 89 and has basically limitless funds. What he and most of his stooges in the democrat party don’t have is time. If Trump wins many of these people (George, Nancy, RBG DiFi etc) won’t be around in 4 years for another shot. They are using everything they have in their last attempt at ruining the country. The good news, if there is any, is that they are not thinking things through and are making tactical mistakes. When they are done expending all their ammo and if Trump is still standing, permanent damage may have been done to the democrat party.

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      • cjzak says:

        I don’t think these people are in charge anymore. Even Soros. They are at the end of their lives and are becoming less able mentally and physically to do what we think they are doing. They are names but they have people behind the scene using their names and controlling the agenda. I’d love to know who is pulling the strings.

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    • Julian says:

      What a silly sentiment?

      Why would anyone want to abandon President Trump when Trump’s FBI & Trump’s DOJ have spend the last 4 years indicting, prosecuting and destroying the DC Swamp Dwellers?

      What more could President Trump possibly have done?

      What are they sick of?

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      • Ironclaw says:

        What indictments? What prosecutions? What destruction? I’m hopeful that the second term will do for that stuff, if we can keep him in there. But, if their dirty tricks work, they’ll sweep it under the rug and then finis the job Clinton was supposed to do in finishing off the country.

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    • arsumbris says:

      Trump winning the election depends on such a landslide victory, that the enemy has no hopes of hiding it. They’re doubled down so many times on “in your face lawlessness” these last 4 years, I have my doubts they’ll bend the knee to election results.

      >Russia gate
      >Mueller
      >Ukraine
      >COVID-19 over-reaction
      >BLM insurrection

      They were timid in 2016, but they’ve been testing the Right for a reaction ever since, getting bolder and bolder. The number of turncoats and surrenders on our side has emboldened them.

      Everyone should prepare for the election to be stolen, or a false flag emergency as an excuse to disrupt it beyond repair, and poison the results. Prepare for the chaos that follows, something beyond the last few weeks of BLM. Prepare to defend the Republic if they sabotage the election.

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      • Trump will be re-elected, and the fringe left will have a meltdown to end all meltdowns. Kerry is threatening revolution of Trump wins, but I think it will come down to a matter of who is the most disciplined and willing to fight. The left is more than happy to fight, but they have essentially no discipline.

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  16. mr.piddles says:

    “Democrats are hoping to highlight their legislative priorities for voters to see”

    Come again? I feel like I’m missing something here. Maybe it’s just me. *shrug emoji*

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  17. CNN_sucks says:

    If they become a state, federal tax should be abolish.

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  18. Shrink DC to just the area around the White House, Congress, etc and give everything else back to Maryland.

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  19. Mello says:

    Is there any way we can convince them to secede instead? Oh, right, then they couldn’t rule over us.

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  20. Yy4u says:

    Let the residents of DC vote in either VA or MD…draw straws. Both are Blue States thanks to DC anyway.

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  21. islandpalmtrees says:

    I say give Washington DC statehood, provided we can move Washington DC to Galapagos Island.

    Galapagos Island
    http://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fgrist.files.wordpress.com%2F2016%2F05%2F3778056416_6fb4e10ea6_b.jpg%3Fw%3D660%26h%3D449&f=1&nofb=1

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  22. islandpalmtrees says:

    Attention: new gunnery range expected to be opened on Galapagos Island soon. Unnamed sources say, Navy and Air-force are competing be the first for it’s use.

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  23. trapper says:

    This has nothing to do with statehood for DC. With that clown car of a House, Pelosi has to pass something completely outrageous like this just to get a bill passed and sent to the Senate. Now the Senate will have a bill passed by the House that it can gut and fill with something useful, like infrastructure, that the Senate can pass and send back to the House as amended.

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  24. littleanniesfannie says:

    If the bill passes and in light of the fact that the District of Columbia is named for Columbus (heresy in the eyes of radical leftists), I propose the DC now be the abbreviation for the District of Chaos (now truly representative of the Democrat Party!)!

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  25. John says:

    Only if the part of Northrern VA and The 2 neighboring MD counties next to DC go with it.
    That puts MD into red/purple and turns VA solid red.

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  26. chuck says:

    Good idea. Move it to the Badlands of South Dakota. Another attempt to add another radical socialist to their numbers.

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  27. Tfields says:

    Trying to use the race card of ‘civil rights’ to give the Federal Government more power through giving D.C. statehood is no different than 150 years ago when they used the race card of ‘slavery’ to justify destroying over half of America as well as slaughtering over a million American men, women, and children to give itself power to rule unchecked over the states. This was of course back when all of the socialist Democrats were socialist Reoublicans prior to 1877.

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  28. Tfields says:

    Trying to use the race card of ‘civil rights’ to give the Federal Government more power through giving D.C. statehood is no different than 150 years ago when they used the race card of ‘slavery’ to justify destroying over half of America as well as slaughtering over a million American men, women, and children to give itself power to rule unchecked over the states. This was of course back when all of the socialist Democrats were socialist Republicans prior to 1877.

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  29. T2020 says:

    Keep dreaming. The Alzheimer’s Squad leader Pelosi can’t even remember George Floyd’s last name. “George Kirby” she said.

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  30. Expatpatriot says:

    What happens is they aren’t going to get statehood and will wait until Trump loses and they regain the Senate. They will nuke the filibuster and establish the 51st state into the Union with Puerto Rico right behind. Once the Democrats solidify their power you will see an end to the US as we know it. It will literally be the People Republic of the United States. President Trump has to win this election or we are finished.

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  31. The American Patriot says:

    Expect this bill, like all the other Demosocialistscratic Bill’s, to DIE AND FAIL! Trump will VETO this notion!

    The people of Puerto Rico have to be PISSED!

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  32. oldarmyblog says:

    Passing a law won’t mean a thing. You have to amend the Constitution (Article I section 8). Good luck with that. Of course Democrats haven’t bothered to read it, much less follow it.

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  33. coldanger says:

    Gosh Nanzi, whatever gave you that idea? Two more DEMented senators you say, to completely undermine our republic. Instead of statehood, I’m thinking they should abolish the District of Corruption altogether, and send the federal government to Barrow, Alaska, for some chill time…

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