Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) stated that Washington, D.C. ought to get illustration in Congress by becoming a member of Maryland, not changing into a state.
“There’s a method to make sure that the residents of DC having voting illustration in Congress, and that’s for DC to grow to be a part of Maryland” — Susan Collins on CNN pic.twitter.com/MOF0kezwGL
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Collins stated on CNN’s State Of The Union, “Washington, D.C. is a metropolis. It’s not a state. Now there’s a method to make sure that the residents of DC having voting illustration in Congress, and that’s for DC to grow to be a part of Maryland, simply as components of DC turned components of Virginia a few years in the past. That may give residents of DC a brand new Home member, and they’d be represented by Maryland Senators within the Senate.”
Susan Collins won’t wish to open that door as a result of, when it comes to voting share, Republicans are overrepresented in Congress. It may very well be argued that West Virginia shouldn’t be a state, and Virginia ought to signify them. D.C. has a much bigger inhabitants than Wyoming, so perhaps Wyoming ought to get its illustration by changing into part of Colorado.
If D.C. had been a Republican voting space, the GOP could be clamoring for statehood. Collins’s opposition was all about Democrats not gaining extra members of the Home and Senate.
Sen. Collins is a faux reasonable who ought to tread fastidiously with regards to illustration in Congress.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who’s White Home Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work targeted on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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