Today’s House Oversight Committee Hearing on DC Governance was an Unserious Display of Paternalism

March 29th, 2023

Patrice Snow
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Washington, DC – Rep. James Comer of Kentucky and the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability just wrapped up their hearing on so-called “DC Governance” and will shortly vote on the disapproval resolution to overturn police reform for the District. In light of these two developments, DC Vote’s communications director Patrice Snow released the following statement:

“Earlier today during a House Oversight Committee hearing, some members of Congress tried to paint a portrait of Washington, DC as a third-world, backward, crime-ridden place that no one wants to visit or live in. Nothing could be further from the truth. The District of Columbia is a thriving metropolis filled with a diverse population who contribute so much to the greater good.”

Snow continued, “Representatives from random states like Georgia and Arizona should not be allowed to determine the future of the District of Columbia thru another disapproval resolution to overturn lawful legislation passed by the DC Council. Our autonomy is not only democratically-sound but it’s vital in order to solve the problems that those who keep us oppressed complain about. Perhaps Reps. Nancy Mace and Andrew Clyde should sweep in front of their own front porches before they worry about ruling over the people of DC like a monarch over colonists. DC Statehood is the only solution to solve our problem as second-class citizens.”