The American Independent reports:
Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) on Monday argued against granting Washington, D.C., statehood because, he says, the founding fathers didn’t want states that didn’t have airports, car dealerships, or garbage dumps — which he claimed the District doesn’t have.
“Under this bill, D.C. would in fact become the first among states — which is exactly our founders sought to avoid,” Hice said at a hearing on H.R. 51, which would make Washington, D.C., home to more than 700,000 residents, the 51st state.
“D.C. would be the only state, the only state, without an airport, without a car dealership, without a capital city, without a landfill, without even a name on its own, and we can go on and on and on.”
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Georgia Rep. Jody Hice, arguing against DC statehood at committee, said DC would become the only state without various things, like “without a CAR DEALERSHIP.” Leaving aside the nonexistence of car dealerships in the 1700s, DC totally has car dealerships. https://t.co/IFim9IOMkI
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) March 22, 2021