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the post was about GOP agreement dating back to the 1970s

Some GOPs. And it doesn’t make the Democrats argument any more honorable.

The Congress shall have Power To… exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such Dis­trict (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Con­gress, become the Seat of the Gov­ernment of the United States… (The U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 8, Clause 17)

I personally do not hold to the argument that Washington deserves or warrants Statehood. However if the process is followed and others think otherwise, my opinion is irrelevant. If Democrats truly believe this to be the right thing to do, then put it to the people and let them decide.