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Rashida Tlaib Threatens to Hang Desecrated American Flag Outside Her Office

'Squad' member wants altered American flag

 on 20th September 2019 @ 4.00pm
 tlaib s request symbolized her support for upending one more aspect of the constitution as the framers devised it © press
Tlaib's request symbolized her support for upending one more aspect of the Constitution as the Framers devised it

Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib told D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser she wanted to hang a desecrated flag with 51 stars outside her congressional office, according to reports.

Tlaib said Thursday she wants an altered American flag with 51 – instead of 50 – stars to demonstrate support for making the District of Columbia a state.

Tlaib’s exchange with Bowser came about because of D.C. statehood advocating displaying American flags with 51 stars.

“I would love one,” Tlaib said, according to Fox News. “I would love to hang it outside of my office.”

the bill calls for districtwide elections of two senators and one house representative © press
The bill calls for districtwide elections of two senators and one House representative.

But her remarks didn't go down well:

The mayor explained the reasoning for the flag.

“We revere our flag,” she said.

“And we think it’s more perfect when every taxpaying American is represented on that flag.”

As Joe Saunders from The Western Journal pointed out, the point for statehood backers is that there are almost 700,000 residents of the district without sufficient representation in the Senate, and have a “delegate” with limited voting privileges in the House, instead of a full representative.

But unofficially, the point for statehood backers is that those 700,000 D.C. residents are mostly Democrats.

democrats argued statehood is needed because d c  residents lack adequate representation in congress © press
Democrats argued statehood is needed because D.C. residents lack adequate representation in Congress.

According to Fox News: The D.C. statehood bill has more than 200 co-sponsors and the support of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, both Democrats.

No Republicans in Congress have signed on to the legislation, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he wouldn't bring a D.C. statehood bill for a vote.

The bill calls for districtwide elections of two senators and one House representative.

It says all-district territory would be included in the new state, save for specific exclusions of federal buildings and monuments, such as the White House and the Capitol.

Democrats argued statehood is needed because D.C. residents lack adequate representation in Congress.

Republicans said the framers of the Constitution intended for the nation’s capital to be a federal district.

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