President Joe Biden is getting bad news from a top Democrat Senator.
According to Fox News, “Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he opposed Congress alone creating the new state and he believes, like Republicans have argued, that statehood for the nation’s capital needs to be done through a constitutional amendment.”
Fox News called it a “big roadblock” to the Democrats’ “quest to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state.”
“If Congress wants to make D.C. a state, it should propose a constitutional amendment,” said Manchin. “It should propose a constitutional amendment and let the people of America vote.”
The likelihood of D.C. becoming a state is small unless the Democrats kill the filibuster. Statehood has “tough shot of becoming a reality because as long as the legislative filibuster is in place the proposal would require 60 votes to advance,” reports Fox News.
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