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D.C. Mayor Bowser: Dem-Led House, Senate Will
Pass D.C. Statehood, Bring It to Biden’s Desk

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 1/23/2021 6:51:00 AM

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser told “Just the News” on Friday that the Democratic-led Senate and House will vote in favor of statehood for the District of Columbia and send the bill to President Joe Biden’s desk, who has expressed support for D.C. statehood in the past. Bowser said, “The nation’s capital, the federal enclave, continues to exist as the nation’s capital and everything outside of those new boundaries becomes the 51st state. Our congresswoman – we had our first successful vote on statehood in the House of Representatives last year. She reintroduced the bill. She has a record number of sponsors.”


Another leftist ignorant of the U.S Constitution. Article I, Section 8 expressly forbids it and not even FauxJoe can override it!!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Venturer 1/23/2021 7:08:45 AM (No. 671294)
They will probably get it, and in the end they will be sorry. If they get it the Federal payments should stop. Of course it won't , but it should.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: tsquare 1/23/2021 7:08:50 AM (No. 671295)
Is there something like a constitution in the way?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: mathman 1/23/2021 7:09:12 AM (No. 671296)
D C is not a State. No legislature can do this. The Constitution specifies the Federal District. Let them pass whatever they want. It is a lie.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: anniebc 1/23/2021 7:13:18 AM (No. 671301)
The dictator xiden and his sidekick are a lie, and everything they do is unconstitutional, but what does it matter. He's a dictator; dictating is what they do. The residents of DC won't like paying the new taxes that come with statehood, and they won't like the foolish, greedy, money/power-grubbing representatives they'll get either. They won't have a say, but they won't like 'em.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lake Dweller 1/23/2021 7:30:43 AM (No. 671315)
#3, while I agree with you wholeheartedly, will law or the Constitution really matter? Marriage is between one man and one woman and despite laws and even state constitutional prohibitions, the courts created ‘same sex marriage’. Abortion is an abomination and clearly against all laws of God and man, yet the courts created a new ‘right of privacy’. I could go on and on and on with other examples. Legal? No. Constitutional? No. No matter. We are screwed.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Gruntmedic 1/23/2021 7:47:10 AM (No. 671334)
She does know dosen't she Government gravy train will stop. DC will have to raise taxes to pay for stuff the Government sends now. Are we going to start making city states?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: snapper451 1/23/2021 8:15:05 AM (No. 671355)
Always look at the motive. Dawn the constitution, we need a cushion of two Senate seats.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: udanja99 1/23/2021 8:18:24 AM (No. 671356)
Of course it’s unconstitutional, but when did that ever stop the left or the SCOTUS?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: BillW. 1/23/2021 8:27:26 AM (No. 671364)
Right you are #7. They need that cushion of two Senate seats to takeover Amerika forever.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bpl40 1/23/2021 8:56:24 AM (No. 671391)
As I understand the Constitution, it requires 2/3 of the States to approve. Besides it can no longer be the nation's capital if it becomes another state. This whole thing is bizarre.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 1/23/2021 9:29:27 AM (No. 671431)
S T FU, Muriel! What a name lol, sounds like a cigar brand.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Strike3 1/23/2021 9:38:41 AM (No. 671442)
Six more to go to reach Obama's total of 57. The statehood mania will not get Puerto Rico because they already have the best situation ever, total support coming from the US Taxpayers and no requirement to pay taxes. It doesn't get any better than that.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Kate318 1/23/2021 10:08:08 AM (No. 671482)
If they now completely control the ballot box, why bother?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: smokincol 1/23/2021 10:08:55 AM (No. 671484)
doesn't that require an approval of 2/3's of the states? I don't think ii's that easy to be admitted into statehood by just a mere vote of Congress. anyone? plus, the last I heard Puerto Rico did not want to become a state. has that changed?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: chance_232 1/23/2021 10:40:01 AM (No. 671530)
RE#14 I believe that it only takes a majority vote in Congress. Puerto Rico has twice past resolutions to join the union. I also believe that they officially requested statehood after the last referendum. In principle, I'm not opposed to Puerto Rico being admitted. Washington DC is however a non-starter for me. DC residents get to vote in presidential and local elections. If you as a resident of DC want to vote in congressional elections, MOVE 5 miles in any direction and become a citizen of Maryland or Virginia.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: stablemoney 1/23/2021 11:14:41 AM (No. 671565)
Make DC part of Maryland or Virginia. DC is nothing but a suburb. The Democrats intend to make themselves masters forever.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 1/23/2021 11:21:48 AM (No. 671574)
The worst part is that despite the Constitution explicitly forbidding it, they will pass a law making it so and implement the law...and the courts will rule that no one has standing to sue to overturn the law.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: bad-hair 1/23/2021 11:37:25 AM (No. 671597)
Who in the hell names their dog Bowser any more ?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DVC 1/23/2021 11:40:50 AM (No. 671600)
#10, I am unsure whether a new state requires the same level as a constitutional amendment, or just passing an ordinary bill.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: RuckusTom 1/23/2021 1:45:54 PM (No. 671713)
Roberts will get it done.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: dst4life 1/23/2021 2:48:47 PM (No. 671769)
#20, you beat me to the punch. Robert's justification will be, "Its a tax."
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Reply 22 - Posted by: smokincol 1/23/2021 4:00:49 PM (No. 671836)
thank you, #15 for enlightening me. I agree completely with you on Puerto Rico and D.C. if they keep it up there won't be any room on the flag for the red and white stripes because the field of stars will cover the whole flag. hmm, kind like the European Union flag.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: sciteach 1/23/2021 6:19:21 PM (No. 671955)
Unfortunately, Congress itself CAN make DC a state. The only thing stopping them now is the filibuster. But I would not be surprised if the RINOs went along with this ludicrous idea. Better would be if they gave the land back to Maryland keeping a portion around federal buildings as a federal district. But get ready for the "Douglas" District. Also, get ready for Harriet baby on our twenty dollar bills and stories about the woman's movement on the ten. Total indoctrination is on the way.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: EQKimball 1/23/2021 7:08:00 PM (No. 672003)
Statehood will not occur without approval by the Supreme Court, where it will be challenged as unconstitutional under Art. I, Sec.8
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Reply 25 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 1/23/2021 10:01:02 PM (No. 672143)
Careful, #11! My grandmother, who passed away last month at the ripe old age of 100, was named Muriel.It's a fine name. If you're going to rag on the DC mayor, do as I do and make fun of her last name - Bowowowser. That works because while she may be a pretty lady, she's a dog of a mayor. And as for DC statehood, as long as there remains the filibuster, taint happening.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Oldenoughtoknowbetter 1/24/2021 7:39:06 AM (No. 672416)
Does this mean DC would need a National Guard unit? (If they could find enough volunteers?) Then, do they become a permanent praetorium guard for the capitol? Does that make the current mayor a governor? Where would they put a state capitol?
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Oldenoughtoknowbetter 1/24/2021 7:54:47 AM (No. 672438)
Would DC then need their own National Guard, if they could find volunteers? Permant guard for the Capitol? Would Federal employees pay a state tax for working there or only residents? Would MD and VA lose those taxes?
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