Monday, April 19, 2021

22 State Republican AGs Send Letter Arguing DC Statehood is ‘unconstitutional’; FreedomWorks Fights D.C. Statehood Push with 'Make D.C. Maryland Again' Campaign, and related stories

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22 state Republican AGs send letter arguing DC statehood is ‘unconstitutional’:
Republican attorneys general from around the country came together in opposition to congressional Democrats’ efforts to make Washington, DC, a state, sending a letter to President Biden and congressional leaders claiming that the proposed legislation is unconstitutional.
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC, introduced H.R. 51, also known as the Washington, DC Admission Act on Jan. 4. The bill calls for shrinking the independent district serving as the nation’s capital, while turning the surrounding area into a new state to be known as the State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, after abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
“If this Congress passes and President Biden signs this Act into law, we will use every legal tool at our disposal to defend the United States Constitution and the rights of our states from this unlawful effort to provide statehood to the District of Columbia,” read the letter, which was signed by 22 attorneys general and obtained by Fox News. --->READ MORE HERE
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FreedomWorks fights D.C. statehood push with 'Make D.C. Maryland Again' campaign:
The conservative activists at FreedomWorks are proposing to let Maryland absorb much of Washington, D.C. as part of a new campaign fighting against the liberal push for D.C. statehood.
The “Make D.C. Maryland Again” campaign announced by FreedomWorks on Tuesday as part of the conservative advocacy group’s larger mobilization against the For The People Act, or H.R. 1, which is congressional Democrats’ election overhaul bill.
The bill includes a section arguing that there are “no constitutional, historical, fiscal, or economic reasons why the Americans who live in the District of Columbia should not be granted statehood.” FreedomWorks vehemently disagrees. --->READ MORE HERE
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