What is D.C.'s grievance here? Answer: Democrats want D.C. to have two senators to
cement their control of the U.S. Senate, as they pack the Supreme Court by expanding the number of justices from nine to 13. This is a naked national power grab — pure and simple. If the real concern were the inability of the D.C. electorate to vote for members of Congress, that could be remedied — by returning the residential portions of D.C. to Maryland.