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They’re Not ‘Real Americans’ And All The Other Reasons Republicans Oppose D.C. Statehood

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 01: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) attends a press conference announcing Senate Republicans' opposition to D.C. statehood on Capitol Hill July 01, 2020 in Washington, DC. The House of Representative... WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 01: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) attends a press conference announcing Senate Republicans' opposition to D.C. statehood on Capitol Hill July 01, 2020 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives voted on Friday to recognize the District of Columbia as the 51st state. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 2, 2020 6:01 p.m.

Last week, the House passed a bill introduced by Del. Eleanor Norton, D.C.’s sole, non-voting representative, in a historic moment and unprecedented triumph in a years-long battle by district activists for statehood.

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