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.”
BLUE WAVE CRASHING: Magazine Admits Democrats Are ‘BLOWING’ Midterms
The media’s over-hyped prediction of a Democratic “blue wave” this fall continued to crash and burn this week, with a prominent magazine admitting the liberal legislators are totally “blowing” the 2018 midterm elections.
The Week published an article Thursday titled, “Democrats are totally blowing it,” where the author blasts the left-wing lawmakers for acting like “simpering” dealmakers who are “barely muddling” towards an election disaster.
“Democrats should clean up in the midterms. Instead, they’re barely muddling through,” writes the author.
“Democrats, you had this. If you blow it with an inability to sustain a brawl for more than six months, rest assured: You will be replaced with other lawmakers who can,” he adds.
Read the full story here.
CLINTON CHAOS: Ellison DODGES on Hillary's Role in 2018 MIDTERMS
Democratic National Committee Deputy Director Keith Ellison refused to answer questions surrounding Hillary Clinton’s role in the 2018 midterm elections Monday; deflecting the issue and saying the liberal message is more than “one person’s comments.”
“Republicans think Hillary Clinton is going to be a weapon for them because of those comments she made a few weeks ago about Trump areas in the country being backward-looking,” said MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki.
“The road to a House majority goes through some places that Donald Trump won. Those comments from Hillary Clinton, are they going to hurt you at all?” he asked.
“We’re going to focus on working-class, kitchen-table issues,” deflected Ellison. “People want to talk about pensions, wages, people want to know if they get a job will they get a livable wage?”
“I take the point, but the Republicans are saying your message is going to be undercut because of [Hillary’s comments.] Is that going to hurt you? Do you want her out there campaigning for Democrats?” he pressed.
“I don’t think one comment that one person makes is the issue. People want to know: What are you doing for us?” said Ellison.
Watch Ellison’s remarks above.