White House pressed on DC statehood as Biden says he'd override crime bill

Posted on AllSides March 2nd, 2023
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The White House was pressed Thursday by several reporters after President Joe Biden said he'd sign a law overriding a new Washington, D.C., crime bill. Biden, while stressing that he still supports D.C. statehood, nonetheless promised he'd sign a law overriding a crime bill passed unanimously by the City Council if it reaches his desk. WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT HAS NO BACKUP PLAN IF STUDENT LOANS GAMBIT FAILS Reporters questioned press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the apparent contradiction — if D.C. should be a state, why does the president think...

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