That Constitution keeps getting in the way of all these great ideas from the Democrats. Let's pack the Supreme Court to make sure that DC statehood can be declared by a voice vote in Congress.
Opponents of the current bill said it violated the constitutional provision that House representatives should be chosen by the "people of the several states." Since the District is not a state, its inhabitants don't qualify for representation, they said.
"The Constitution is short because its authors wanted it to be clear," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.). He added: "It could not have been more so" on the issue of House representation.
Friday, February 27, 2009
D.C. Voting Measure Clears The Senate