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Schumer backs statehood for Puerto Rico, DC if Democrats take back Senate

Schumer: “I’d love to make them states!”

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Chuck Schumer

52…? Nifty United States!

Democrats are fired up to take back the Senate, and big changes could be on the way if it happens.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said “everything is on the table” if Democrats win the Senate majority, including granting Puerto Rico and Washington D.C statehood.

“I’m not busting my chops to become majority leader to do very little or nothing. We are going to get a whole lot done. And as I’ve said, everything, everything is on the table,” the New York Democrat said on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” on Wednesday, via the New York Post.

He also said that Senate Democrats are “using all the tactics [they] can” to slow down or block the confirmation of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

When asked about the possibility of making Washington and Puerto Rico states, Schumer confirmed that literally, anything is possible.

“I would — believe me, on D.C and Puerto Rico, particularly if Puerto Rico votes for it, DC already has voted for it and wants it. I’d love to make them states,” he said.

With the election only 33 days away, Democrat candidates are doing all they can to defeat their Republican competitors.

And if they accomplish their goal, the “50 nifty United States” may be no more….

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  1. STEPHEN

    October 2, 2020 at 10:46 am

    SCHUMER ALREADY THINKING HE’S GOING TO BE MAJORITY LEADER KISS MY GITS SCUM BUCKET YOUR A VILE PERSON

  2. joe greenwell

    October 2, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    Don’t forget American Samoa and Guam. Maybe they could make some of the islands in the Hawaiian area into states as well.

  3. Karen Fancher

    October 2, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Hi, Leo…just a little laugh for you, I remember singing Fifty Nifty United State in chorus in high school, and to this day I can name all of the 50 states in alphabetical order, I have to sing it when I do, but I can do it…LOL The downside is my voice isn’t what it used to be due to damage to damage to my vocal cords, so my grandchildren laugh like the dickens when I sing. I just have to say I’m so very proud of you! It took such courage what you did and I’m truly impressed! Love ya, Leo!

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Democrats Introduce ‘Transgender Bill Of Rights’

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On Tuesday, House Democrats introduced a “Transgender Bill of Rights” to “protect and codify the rights of transgender and nonbinary people under the law and ensure their access to medical care, shelter, safety, and economic security.”

Led by Democrat Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA), David Cicilline (RI), Marie Newman (IL), Mark Takano (CA), and Ritchie Torres (NY), HR 1209 proposes “amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics in public accommodations and federally funded programs and activities.”

“As we witness Republicans and an extremist Supreme Court attack and roll back the fundamental rights of trans people across our country, and as state legislatures across the country target our trans community with hateful, bigoted, and transphobic attacks, we are standing up and saying enough is enough,” said Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and co-chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force.

“Our Trans Bill of Rights says clearly to the trans community across the country that we see you and we will stand with you to ensure you are protected and given the dignity and respect that every person should have,” Jayapal added.

The bill seeks to increase the ability of children to get permanent and life changing surgeries by “eliminating unnecessary governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, gender-affirming medical care and counseling for transgender and nonbinary adults, adolescents, and children.”

The bill will additionally ensure that biological male students are allowed to compete in girls’ sports by amending federal “education laws to ensure that they protect students from discrimination based on sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics, and guarantee students’ right to participate in sports on teams that best align with their gender identity.”

Federal education laws will also be amended to allow students to :use school facilities that best align with their gender identity,” meaning that biological males would be allowed to use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms.

The bill expands beyond “transgender rights” to also ban states from making laws restricting abortion by “codifying the right to abortion.”

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