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Schumer backs statehood for Puerto Rico, DC if Democrats win Senate majority (Two can play this game)
NY Post ^ | 10/1/2020 | Mark Moore

Posted on 10/02/2020 11:13:38 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said “everything is on the table” if Democrats win a majority of the Senate, including making Puerto Rico and Washington, DC, states.

“I’m not busting my chops to become majority leader to do very little or nothing. We are going to get a whole lot done. And as I’ve said, everything, everything is on the table,” the New York Democrat said on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” on Wednesday....

Host Joy Reid asked Schumer if statehood would be on the table for Washington and Puerto Rico if Democrats control the chamber next year.

“I would — believe me, on DC and Puerto Rico, particularly if Puerto Rico votes for it, DC already has voted for it and wants it. I’d love to make them states,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2020; 2020election; charlesschumer; chuckschumer; election2020; landslide; newyork; puertorico; schumer; senate; statehood; trumplandslide; upchuckschumer
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The Democrats are weaponizing Statehood to "stack the Senate."

Republicans can threaten the same thing with much more credibility. Just as West Virginia split from Virginia, many conservative areas of the country would love to split from state governments that do not represent them. This is a fundamental issue of government by consent. For example, consider the proposed State of Jefferson, which includes northern CA and southern OR.

Wikipedia lists many such proposed state partitions, here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._state_partition_proposals


1 posted on 10/02/2020 11:13:38 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: UnwashedPeasant

The party run like a crime syndicate


2 posted on 10/02/2020 11:15:43 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Socialism- Institutionalized Deprivation)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

A chunk of the states exist the way they do because Democrats weaponized the process to preserve slavery.


3 posted on 10/02/2020 11:19:25 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: UnwashedPeasant

It would make sense to combine the D of C with all those suburbs in northern Virginia and make them the state of Northern Virginia.

The bedroom communities of northern Virginia are far more a part of the D of C than they are of Virginia.


4 posted on 10/02/2020 11:23:01 AM PDT by Will88 (The only people opposing voter ID are those benefiting from voter fraud.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

The trouble with that theory is would the R’s ever regain control of any branch of government?


5 posted on 10/02/2020 11:26:44 AM PDT by RGF
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To: UnwashedPeasant

A better strategy would be to consolidate blue states out of existence and base reapportionment on land area not population.


6 posted on 10/02/2020 11:28:17 AM PDT by Meatspace
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Mr President,

NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW, Order AG Barr to Prosecute Schumer for his Criminal Terrorist Threats against a sitting Supreme Court Justice.


7 posted on 10/02/2020 11:32:23 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: UnwashedPeasant

And we could add North Minnesota, East Washington, and probably a couple more!


8 posted on 10/02/2020 11:33:25 AM PDT by CMSMC
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So Schumer the Alien wants to steamroll the wisdom of the Founders and make the federal reservation a State?

It was intended that it NEVER be that.

It is SUPPOSED to be neutral ground, not a federal tie breaker vote, trying to be Rome.

The SOB and his buddies need to pick up and head off to another country more to their liking. This one isn’t theirs.

As for Puerto Rico, it can be given its independence and go back to Spain if it so wishes. Ethnically and politically it’s not American. At this point, Statehood would just be an excuse to demand that tens of billions more be poured into the place.


9 posted on 10/02/2020 11:45:51 AM PDT by Regulator
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then there could be Eastern Washington, East Oregon, North Florida, North California, The Rest of Minneapolis, East Maryland... bring it.


10 posted on 10/02/2020 11:58:53 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world or something)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

“And as I’ve said, everything, everything is on the table,”

A pollo in every pot! Wadda marooon...


11 posted on 10/02/2020 12:33:44 PM PDT by jagusafr
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To: VanDeKoik

SOOOO-—WHERE would all the Federal buildings move to?

Congress-—White House-—others.

Constitution clearly says FEDERAL GOVERNMENT cannot be in any state...

This is a conflict.


12 posted on 10/02/2020 12:34:58 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: headstamp 2

Is there enough rope in the US?


13 posted on 10/02/2020 12:37:26 PM PDT by ronnie raygun ( Massive mistakes are made by arrogant fools; massive evils are committed by evil people.")
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To: UnwashedPeasant

If Jefferson becomes a state, I’m moving there the next day.


14 posted on 10/02/2020 12:37:43 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (Freep mail me if you want to be on my Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Ping List)
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A better strategy would be to consolidate blue states out of existence and base reapportionment on land area not population.

Good idea. Make the great state of New England. Combine Delaware and NJ, and add all of DC, except the capital area, to Maryland.

15 posted on 10/02/2020 12:38:32 PM PDT by Betty Jane
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I bet every blue state has red parts that would love to leave. I think the quiet corner of Connecticut is one. Think of any others?


16 posted on 10/02/2020 12:42:29 PM PDT by Deplorable American1776 (Proud to be a DeplorableAmerican with a Deplorable family...even the dog is, too. :-) Trump 2020)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Cool. We get Crater Lake, the Oregon Caves, Mt. Lassen and Lava Beds National Monument.


17 posted on 10/02/2020 12:55:30 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Caveat Emperor)
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To: Deplorable American1776
up state ny is a possibility
18 posted on 10/02/2020 1:25:41 PM PDT by STUDABAKER (resist the resisters)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Fwiw, TEXAS is allowed to SELF-divide, under The Treaty of Annexation of 1845, into FIVE States IF we ever choose & “upon our own motion”.

I suspect that LEFTIST heads all over the USA would IMPLODE (as they are EMPTY) at the thought of EIGHT new Texas Senators, being sworn in at once.

About 25 years ago, there was a SINCERE attempt to divide into: NORTH TEXAS, SOUTH TEXAS, EAST TEXAS, WEST TEXAS & CENTRAL TEXAS.
(The attempt came to NOTHING because NONE of the “new State advocates” were willing for any other State to have our ALAMO SHRINE.)

Yours, TMN78247


19 posted on 10/02/2020 2:20:38 PM PDT by TMN78247 ("VICTORY or DEATH", William Barrett Travis, LtCol, comdt., Fortress of the Alamo, Bejar, F'by 241836)
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To: headstamp 2

Puerto Rico has occasional plebiscites in which they vote to continue as they are, go for statehood or become independent. The Statehood vote has never been close. If the people don’t want statehood, can Congress force it on them??


20 posted on 10/02/2020 2:53:28 PM PDT by elpadre
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