DC Vote Responds to President Biden’s Statement of Administration Policy Promising to Veto DC Policing Accountability Disapproval Resolution

April 17th, 2023

Patrice Snow
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Washington, DC –  This morning, President Biden announced his intention to veto H.J. Res. 42, the disapproval resolution overturning police accountability legislation lawfully passed by local government elected by the people of DC. DC Vote’s communications director Patrice Snow released the following statement in response:

“We applaud President Biden’s promise to veto Georgia Rep. Andrew ‘January 6th was just a tourist visit’ Clyde’s latest assault on the autonomy of the people of Washington, DC. This latest disapproval resolution was yet another way to undermine DC’s sovereignty and thwart the ever-growing DC Statehood movement. But because of President Biden’s Statement of Administration Policy published earlier this morning, we are closer to full freedom than ever before. The 700,000 tax paying residents of the District deserve the freedom to govern ourselves and the freedom to determine our own destiny without outside interference by biased elected officials who have never even lived in DC.”