Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and other Democrats, are advocating to make the District of Columbia a state. Current proposal calls for the election of two U.S. senators and one House representative from Washington D.C. I believe the District of Columbia should not be granted statehood.
The District of Columbia is not a state, according to Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution. The Federalist No. 43 clearly presents the reasons for why the seat of U.S. government should be a federal district, separate from the authority of a single state.
Due to the political makeup of D.C., many Democrats want to see the district become a state, to increase the number of Democrat elected officials in Congress, to give them greater legislative power, and to push forward deeply-flawed agenda items like Medicare-for-all and Green New Deal. Democrats are also pushing for granting Puerto Rico statehood, also to increase the number of left-leaning elected officials in U.S. government.
As Americans, we must follow the United States Constitution and must not make District of Columbia a state.