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Fifty-two states: Schumer promises statehood for DC and Puerto Rico

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 10/1/2020 Paul Bedard
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Key Democratic leaders, already mulling adding more justices to the Supreme Court if they take the White House and Senate, are also eager to add two more states, a move that could shift the Electoral College permanently to liberals.

In an MSNBC interview being promoted on Hispanic platforms, the Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that he’d “love” to make both Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico states.

“Believe me. On D.C. and Puerto Rico, particularly if Puerto Rico votes for it, D.C. already has voted for it and wants it, I’d love to make them states,” he said in the video posted by Citizen Free Press.

The YouTube channel that hosted the video, Amigos de San Juan, noted that Joe Biden also supports statehood for the island.

On its ballot this year, Puerto Rico is asking if citizens want to become a state.

Winning statehood would include benefits such as getting a House member and two senators, changes that could upset the current balance of power in Washington.

Tags: Washington Secrets, Chuck Schumer, Charles Schumer, Puerto Rico, DC Statehood

Original Author: Paul Bedard

Original Location: Fifty-two states: Schumer promises statehood for DC and Puerto Rico

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