Waltz Statement on the Left’s Push for DC Statehood
Washington, April 22, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) released the following statement concerning the Left’s push for DC Statehood:
“It’s no coincidence progressives are pushing for statehood for Washington, D.C. just days after introducing legislation to pack the Supreme Court with more justices. This is nothing more than a power grab to add two Democrat senators with the help of newly appointed justices to help give constitutional cover. Full stop.
“Our founders specifically opted not to give Washington, D.C. voting representatives given its special status as a federal district so our nation’s capital would not have any influence over legislative matters.
“Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer must stop attempting to ram through unconstitutional legislation that will only intensify partisan tensions.”