Last week the House of Representatives approved a measure, by a margin of 216 to 208, to make the capital city of Washington, D.C. the 51st State of the United States. The bill will now go to the Senate where it is doomed to failure, according to the experts, despite the fact that 54% of Americans support statehood for the District of Columbia.
"The event that occurred at the Capitol in Washington D.C., on January 6th, 2021, was profoundly disturbing. This is our reaction to that event."
Vandalism, violence, arson and destruction characterized protests in various US cities, promulgated by the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police. Many of the protestors were wearing masks to prevent infection from the Covid-19 virus, but nothing seemed to prevent the demonstrations from turning violent and destructive.
"It seems that the good old days of glorifying our presidents is long past and we're stuck with real people who, for some reason, want the most difficult job in the world"