When I was in the military, I was introduced to the concept of hiding in plain sight. Make it look like you are working when in reality you aren’t really doing anything at all.
Of course, the key is that you aren’t actually supposed to be doing anything while you look like you aren’t doing anything. Democrats, are trying to do the same thing but make it known that they are trying to do something awful.
Imagine if you are playing baseball and the other team wants to change the rule that they only need three balls for a walk instead of four. That’s the kind of thing that is going on here.
The House Oversight Committee held a hearing on potential statehood for Washington, D.C., this week. But Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., had some new ideas about requirements for the District of Columbia to qualify as the 51st state.
The Democrats are desperate to create new blue states, open the borders to gain more immigrant voters, and then pack the Supreme Court to dilute the Conservative majority.
The House will vote soon to make Washington, D.C., a state. The bill may get a vote in the Senate – and then the measure will likely die. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., promised to put bills that pass the House on the floor of the Senate – even if they don’t go anywhere.
This is an effort to gin up interest to perhaps kill or alter the legislative filibuster. Sixty votes are necessary to break a filibuster. And unless the Senate nixes the filibuster, the D.C. statehood bill is likely headed to the legislative landfill.
Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., the top Republican on the Oversight Committee, argued that Democrats turned to “Plan B” since Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., refused to eliminate the Senate filibuster. Comer argued that the D.C. statehood gambit was “a key part of the radical, leftist agenda to reshape America, along with the Green New Deal, defunding the police and packing the U.S. Supreme Court.”
Washington, D.C., has no voting representation in Congress. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C., is just that: a non-voting delegate to the House. Norton has power in committee, but no vote on floor of the House. D.C. has no voting U.S. senators. The Constitution is clear: Only states or commonwealths get representatives and senators.