Manchin pans DC statehood bill in another break with Democrats

Is this what it means to be a Democrat? Manchin behaves like a Republican most of the time. And the Democratic leadership does not call him out for it. Maybe vote-blue-no-matter-who is a bad idea. It’s how we get more Republicans.

A long-shot bid to pass legislation that would make the District of Columbia the nation’s 51st state got a little longer on Friday.

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said that he opposes unilateral action by Congress to make the nation’s capital a state and that he believes it needs to be done through a constitutional amendment. He said prior Republican and Democratic administrations thought the same thing.

“They all came to the same conclusion. If Congress wants to make D.C. a state, it should propose a constitutional amendment,” Manchin said in an interview with the West Virginia MetroNews radio network. “It should propose a constitutional amendment and let the people of America vote.”

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