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Sen. Joe Manchin on Friday said that he did not support the D.C. statehood bill, a blow to advocates pushing to make it the 51st state after the legislation passed the House last week.
“If Congress wants to make D.C. a state, it should propose a constitutional amendment … and let the people of America vote,” the West Virginia Democrat told Hoppy Kercheval of West Virginia’s MetroNews in a radio interview.
The article goes on to state the following:
Manchin is the first Democratic senator to come out against the D.C. statehood bill, which Republicans are united against, although a small number of Democratic caucus members have not yet publicly backed the bill.
Sen. Joe Manchin said today that he did not support the D.C. statehood bill, a blow to advocates pushing to make it the 51st state after the legislation passed the House last week. https://t.co/OYbCbnsbVb
— POLITICO (@politico) April 30, 2021
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