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Joe Manchin Slams Door On Democrat Holy Grail – Days After Biden Approves, Manchin Says No To D.C. Statehood
By Daniel Ottomire|May 3, 2021
Joe Manchin Slams Door On Democrat Holy Grail – Days After Biden Approves, Manchin Says No To D.C. Statehood

What’s Happening:

Who expected a Democrat would be the one leading the fight against Biden’s radical plans?

But the way the Senate is currently arranged (or misarranged), moderate Democrat from WV, Joe Manchin, has tremendous influence over what happens.

And because he’s from a conservative red state, he’s not willing to sit back and let radical Joe run roughshod over America.

To the surprise of the left, he’s just slammed the door of one of the Democrats’ biggest dreams.

From Axios:

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said in a radio interview on Friday that he doesn’t support the D.C. statehood bill…

“If Congress wants to make D.C. a state, it should propose a constitutional amendment … and let the people of America vote,” Manchin told Hoppy Kercheval of West Virginia’s MetroNews.

During an interview last week, Joe Manchin revealed he does not support a bill to turn Washington, D.C. into a state.

Many Republicans have fought against the left’s plan to turn a single city into an entire state. They say it is a liberal power grab since it will add two more senators to Congress—who would most likely be Democrats.

But Joe Manchin’s opposition comes from the way Democrats are trying to do this. He says it should be done through a Constitutional amendment, which would give American voters a say in the process.

Now, why would he say that? Because the Constitution specifically designated the creation of D.C., taking land from both Virginia and Maryland.

The purpose of this region was to act as the nation’s capital, not to become its own state. This gives the feds the right to police the capitol city.

Democrats claim that the people living in D.C. do not have the same rights as other Americans, even though they could possibly register to vote in presidential elections in Virginia and Maryland.

Manchin is bringing a little bit of common sense to the argument. While Democrats are rushing full-speed-ahead on this issue, he is focusing on the legality of the charge.

The Constitution isn’t easily altered. If D.C. was designated a certain way, it would require an amendment to change that.

However, it is no small feat to amend the Constitution. It would require a supermajority in Congress to support as well as most of the states.

Manchin, once again, has played his cards right. He’s defying Biden’s radical plan, but doing so in a way that doesn’t ruin his reputation.

Do you support Manchin standing up to the radical Democrats?

Key Takeaway:

  • Joe Manchin revealed he does not support a bill to make D.C. into a state.
  • The Democrat claims it should be a Constitutional amendment, which would give Americans a say.
  • D.C. was designated in the Constitution to serve as the nation’s capital, not a state.

Source: Axios

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Daniel Ottomire
Daniel Ottomire is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for American Journal Daily.
Daniel Ottomire is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for American Journal Daily.
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