An attempt is being made by the Democrats to make the District of Columbia its own state. It would be the 51st state in the United States.
This measure has gained only Democratic support, and there is a reason for that.
Whenever something like this is going on you have to ask yourself what is their motive because you can guarantee that it's not for the best interest of the public.
The reason why the Democrats want to make the District of Columbia its own state is because it is Democrat-controlled. That means that as a state they would get to appoint Senators and House Representatives. Being a liberal area, this means that the Democrats would get more Democrats in those seats.
The bill, introduced by DC's nonvoting House member, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, would shrink the federal capital to a small area encompassing the White House, Capitol building, Supreme Court, and other federal buildings along the National Mall. The rest of the city would become the 51st state, named the Washington, Douglass Commonwealth after abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
The bill passed with a vote of 232-180. Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota was the only Democrat to join Republicans in voting against it. Independent Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan also voted no.
The bill would grant DC two senators and make the existing sole House representative a voting member.
I'll tell you this right now, there is no way that this is going to happen while we have a Republican-controlled Senate and Donald Trump as the President.
"DC will never be a state," Trump said in the interview. "You mean District of Columbia, a state? Why? So we can have two more Democratic -- Democrat senators and five more congressmen? No thank you. That'll never happen."
They are also wanting to make Puerto Rico a state for the same reason, but this isn't going to happen either.