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House Democrats recently voted to grant statehood to Washington, DC without a single Republican vote.
People suspected this would hit roadblocks in the Senate and now it definitely has.
West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchin has said he will not support the idea.
The Democrat margin in the Senate is so thin that this is a big problem for them.
FOX News reports:
Manchin deals DC statehood — and Dems — another blow
Democrats’ quest to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state hit a big roadblock this week in the form of a fellow Democrat.
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.
“If Congress wants to make D.C. a state,