Mayor Bowser continues push to make D.C. the 51st state, says “the time for D.C. statehood is now”

Thursday, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser continued her push to make D.C. the 51st state, declaring “the time for D.C. statehood is now.

Bowser explained “statehood is really the only way that we can fulfill full American citizenship.”

“Having one vote out of 435 is certainly better than no votes but having two senators is the only way that we can ensure full representation in the American system,” she conitnued.

Bowser then cited a tweet from Senate Minority Leader Schumer, saying “and he said very straightforwardly — I’m paraphrasing — but the time for D.C. statehood is now,” Bowser said.

“You’ve heard also in the last week that President Biden affirmed his support for D.C. statehood and you know we’ve already had a successful House vote,” Bowser added.

Recently, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed President Biden does indeed support DC statehood.