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Congressman Jody Hice Remarks on H.R. 51

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Washington, DC, April 22, 2021 | comments

“I thank the ranking member. I don’t even know where to begin to respond to what we just heard. To imply that Washington, D.C., has no representation is absolutely false. It does have local representation. Also has a delegate right here in the House of Representatives. And has electoral votes for the Presidential election. It seems like – something no other city in this country has. H.R. 51 flies in the face of what our founders intended. They never wanted the seat of our government to be a state, and they specifically framed the constitution to say so. And yet, what the Democrats really are trying to do, that they will not admit, is gaining even more representation by creating a city-state whereby they get two more Senators. Again, this is absolutely against what our constitution, our founders intended, and this ought to be soundly rejected, permanently rejected, and with that, I yield back.”

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