Democrats are definitely kicking their mad grab for power into overdrive now.
The Democratic Party, the party that accused President Donald Trump for ‘attacking norms’ are trying to blow up all norms.
Joe Biden formed a bipartisan commission to “reform” the Supreme Court and today, they filed a resolution to pack the Supreme Court, as we reported earlier. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did seem to nuke it at its inception, likely so the weight for wanting to pack the Court falls more on the bipartisan commission and less on the Democrats.
Now, according to The Hill, they’ve also passed out of House Oversight Committee a bill on D.C. statehood, H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act on a party-line vote, 25-19.
If they were able to make Washington, D.C a state, they would be able to add two senators who would be almost guaranteed to be Democrats. That would increase their ability to control the Senate.
It would likely pass in the House, it may even get to a vote as early as next week. But it would face trouble in the Senate because it would need 60 votes to get around the filibuster. It’s one of the many reasons that Democrats want to be able to do away with the filibuster. They do have 44 Democratic co-sponsors on a Senate complementary bill. But they might also not have every Democrat on board with the question including folks like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV).
Not to mention, there are all sorts of other constitutional questions that would likely inhibit the ability to make it happen. It was set forth specifically in the Constitution not to be a state so the seat of the federal government would not be beholden or connected to any individual state. Moreover, this would potentially go against the 23rd Amendment which gives the district electoral votes for president. They have 3 such votes.
But although D.C. statehood would face an uphill climb to make it a reality, it’s one more thing that Democrats are trying to push through for that power. Add that to all the other resolutions which Democrats are trying to push down the pike that they’ve done so far (and it’s only April) including banning the Electoral College, packing the Supreme Court, grabbing control of federal elections.
“If my Democrat colleagues want D.C. to become a state, the cleanest and fastest way for that to happen, is to repeal the 23rd Amendment before consideration of this bill,” Oversight Committee ranking member James Comer (R-Ky.) said. “But that’s not good enough for the progressives. That’s not good enough for The Squad. That’s not good enough for the liberal left. This bill is part of their no-holds-barred plan to reshape the American landscape to one of higher taxes and daily government intrusion into the lives of Americans.”
Democrats are going to be trying to shove through all they can before 2022, when Americans are likely to take a long hard look at all this ‘fundamental transformation’ and vote the Democrats out.