This came across the transom:
Leaving aside Catania’s lobbying ties, he is a Republican. Have Democrats learned nothing over the last couple of decades? Why would she appoint a Republican to a commission, especially one having to do with healthcare? I assure you, Republican-dominated areas aren’t appointing liberal Democrats to commissions to oversee the transformation of healthcare.
The only legitimate argument against D.C. statehood is that the Republic would be spared the possibility of Senator Muriel Bowser.