Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) on Monday tried to make the case in opposition to statehood for Washington D.C. But given his personal state’s historical past, it didn’t go effectively.
Rounds’ tweet appeared after a day of non sequitur assaults on D.C. statehood, such because the bizarre (and false) declare by Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) that it might be the only state with out an auto dealership. (The U.S. Constitution doesn’t point out auto dealerships as a situation for statehood.)
Many had been fast to remind Rounds that the Founders didn’t significantly envision statehood for any type of Dakota in any respect, a lot much less a “South Dakota.” And within the years previous to its eventual admission as two states, there was only one Dakota: the Dakota Territory. One motive it was break up simply earlier than admission was to give Republicans two more Senate seats ― together with the one Rounds now occupies.
Rounds’ critics on Twitter additionally shared just a few different info about what the Founding Fathers supposed:
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