The District of Columbia is just over 68 square miles (68.34 sq. miles). By comparison, Rhode Island, the smallest state in the country, is approximately 1,212 square miles. Our Founding Fathers intentionally wanted Washington, D.C. to be a district, NOT a state.
Democrats want to make D.C. our (their) 51st state. It is obvious why. It is a highly dominate Democrat city. Statehood gives this 68.34 sq. miles 2 senators; most likely on the Democratic side of the isle; and probably 1 House rep. This is nothing more than a power grab.
Leave D.C. as it is, a governmental wasteland, perfectly named the Swamp.