Senate Republicans will NOT….
End of story for now….
However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) strongly opposes D.C. statehood and has said the legislation would not get a vote in the Senate as long as he’s in charge. President Trump says Republicans would be “very very stupid” to allow the District to become a state, since its overwhelmingly Democratic voter base would be granted the power to elect two new senators and a voting member of the House.
“There’s no doubt in my mind if this were a Republican city and a white city that this would have happened some time ago, and it should happen,” Hoyer said in an interview Monday. “I’ve decided that this is the time to fully engage the reality of the moment as to whether we are going to treat people with the respect and dignity and the rights they should have under the constitution of the United States of America.”