Lauren Boebert Says Dems Won’t Stop Until Every U.S. Citizen Has A Voice — What An Endorsement!
Lauren Boebert may have thought she was warning of the danger of Democrats in power when she tweeted about efforts for DC statehood, but for U.S. citizens who currently have no voice in U.S. politics, and Americans who think that all should have a say, it didn’t look like such a negative.
Currently, while Peurto Ricans and Guamanians are U.S. citizens by birth and law, citizens in these U.S. territories don’t get a vote in presidential elections. They also have no representation in the U.S. Senate, and only have non-voting delegates in the U.S. House.
As Democrats push for DC statehood, which would give residents of the District of Columbia representation in Congress, Republicans are pushing back. Boebert tweeted to suggest that doing so would be the beginning of a slippery slope, after which Democrats would seek statehood for Guam and Peurto Rico, too.
Today it’s DC. Next is Puerto Rico. Then Guam. And they’ll just keep going. Trust me, the Democrats will not be satisfied until they have unlimited and unchecked power. It is EVERYTHING that our founders stood against! #NODCStatehood
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) April 22, 2021
“Today it’s DC. Next is Puerto Rico. Then Guam. And they’ll just keep going,” Boebert tweeted, letting her followers know that one party is fighting for all U.S. citizens to have a voice in U.S. government — and that it’s not hers.
According to USA Today, though a bill supporting statehood for Washington DC has passed the House and headed to the Senate, some Republicans have claimed that the population is too small to qualify as a state. This claim is belied by the fact that D.C. currently has a population (711,571) larger than two states, Vermont (627,180) and Wyoming (572,381), currently do. (Population statistics via World Population Review.)