A Republican tried to attack DC statehood — but there was a glaring problem right behind her

A Republican tried to attack DC statehood — but there was a glaring problem right behind her

Republicans have not only been fighting statehood for the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico — they have also been voicing their opposition to statehood for the District of Columbia. One Republican who aggressively expressed her opposition to D.C. statehood this week was Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina. And a Washington Post reporter explained why Mace's argument was problematic in light of who was near her when she was talking during a news conference on Tuesday.

With Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming standing behind her, the 43-year-old Mace argued, "D.C. wouldn't even qualify as a singular congressional district. And here they are, they want the power and authority of being an entire state in the United States. And they want that power."

But on Twitter, Post reporter Dave Weigel noted that the District of Columbia has more voters than all of Wyoming:

Here are some more reactions to Mace's opposition to D.C. statehood:







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