Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser installed dozens of ‘51-Star’ US flags along Pennsylvania Avenue this week; demanding the federal district be granted statehood and equal representation in Congress.
“DC veterans have served and died for their country, yet they lack representation in Congress. Join us tomorrow as we raise the 51 star flag, honor our vets and rally behind DC statehood,” posted the Mayor on social media.
DC veterans have served and died for their country, yet they lack representation in Congress.
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) September 16, 2019
“The nation’s capital has lined Pennsylvania Avenue with 51-star American flags as the city of Washington, D.C. prepares for a hearing on statehood this week. Roughly 140 flags were put up by District Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office and can be seen down Pennsylvania Avenue NW lining the space between the White House and the U.S. Capitol,” reports Fox News.
“The bill calls for districtwide elections of two senators and one House representative. It says all district territory would be included in the declaration, save for specific exclusions of federal buildings and monuments, such as the White House,” adds Fox.
It's both powerful & subtle to see 51-star flags on Pennsylvania Ave today. As @iamjohnoliver said in his @lastweektonight piece on #DCStatehood: "It would look slightly different, but we've been using a 51-star flag for this whole segment, & none of you has [expletive] noticed!" pic.twitter.com/AYbDzY315S
— Council of DC (@councilofdc) September 13, 2019
“It’s both powerful & subtle to see 51-star flags on Pennsylvania Ave today,” posted the Council of DC.
Read the full report at Fox News.
TWO MORE SENATORS? Rep. Wants Vote on DC STATEHOOD if Dems Retake Congress
Washington, D.C.’s lone delegate in the House of Representatives confirmed Friday that she plans to call a vote on making the capital the 51st state of the union should Democrats retake the majority; effectively adding two more liberal senators to the US Congress.
Non-voting Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton made the surprising announcement from the House floor Friday; pledging to transform the District of Columbia into a full-fledged state with two Senators and voting members of Congress.
“If in fact there is Democratic control, I will seek a vote on D.C. statehood,” said Norton. “I got a vote on D.C. statehood when I first came to the Congress. It’s time to have another vote on DC statehood.”
The Congresswoman goes on to say that the district has a larger population than Vermont and Wyoming, and that her constituents have “no representation” in the US Congress.
“The people I represent, 700,000 of them, are No. 1 in taxes paid to support the government of the United States,” she said. “Yet they have no representation whatsoever in that body down the hall, the Senate of the United States.”
BAD VACATION: Trump Slams Top Democrats for ‘Celebrating Shutdown’ in Puerto Rico
President Trump didn’t mince words when commenting on the Democrats’ recent trip to Puerto Rico Monday; saying he was in the nation’s capital “all weekend” while liberal lawmakers were “celebrating” the shutdown on a tropical beach.
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 14, 2019
“I’ve been here all weekend. A lot of the Democrats were in Puerto Rico celebrating something. I don’t know, maybe they’re celebrating the shutdown. We have a very big crisis on the border. Everybody knows it, they know it,” said the president.
“The Republicans are rock solid, we’ve got to take care of our border. Many of the people that aren’t being paid right now are in total agreement with us,” he added.
Watch the President’s comments above.