Yes they are actually serious about this…
Recently on MSNBC, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) claimed that he would “love to” turn D.C. and Puerto Rico into U.S. states.
According to Breitbart, Schumer stated Democrats are “using all the tactics we can” to stop Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation.
MSNBC’s Joy Reid asked Schumer, “Would that include adding, if the Senate becomes a Democratic majority, adding D.C. and Puerto Rico as states and ending the filibuster?”
Schumer replied, “I would — believe me, on D.C. and Puerto Rico, particularly if Puerto Rico votes for it, D.C. already has voted for it and wants it. I’d love to make them states. And as for the filibuster, 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.”
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