The People of Washington D.C. Deserve Statehood and Equal Rights Afforded other Americans Enjoy

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The population of Washington D.C. in 2020 is 705,749. The population of Wyoming is 549,914. Vermont’s population is 623,989. Congress is voting today whether or not D.C. should be granted statehood.

Residents point to the fact that they pay taxes but have zero representation in the Senate, and only one non-voting member in the House. Although they have filed for statehood multiple times, they have been denied.

Here’s what traitor Tom Cotton claims about the possibility.

“Wyoming is smaller than Washington by population, but it has three times as many workers in mining, logging and construction, and 10 times as many workers in manufacturing. In other words, Wyoming is a well-rounded working-class state. A new state of Washington would not be,” the Arkansas Republican said on the Senate floor.

First, the logical me says “so what.” The qualifications for statehood have no requirements related to industry or job category.

Cotton is a well-known liar and constantly violates his oath of office by placing his party ahead of the United States of America. The truth is that if D.C. is allowed statehood, they will instantly be able to elect two senators. The voters of D.C. overwhelmingly support Democrats. In 2016, Hillary Clinton received 90.9 percent of all votes. What Cotton, Moscow Mitch, and every other Republican in name only fears is that two more senators would give the majority to Democrats, possibly for the remainder of our nation’s history. Across America, especially with Trump as your illegitimate president, Republicans are unpopular. Intelligent and informed Americans are tired of lies and hypocrisy from the right side of the aisle.

As Trump’s approval ratings continue to nosedive, these fake Republicans are fearing huge losses in the House and the Senate in November. For our nation, this will be progress. Cotton and others including Representatives Louie Gohmert, Devin Nunes, Matt Gaetz, and Jim Jordan, as well as Senators including Moscow Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Joni Ernst, John Cornyn and many others do not deserve your votes. They don’t work for you, why should you support them? We must stop electing parties and choose the best candidates who will work for the working class.

Op-ed by James Turnage


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