During Monday’s House hearing over whether the District of Columbia should become the nation’s 51st state, neoconservative political analyst Bill Kristol offered up quite the head-scratching hot take: Make D.C. a state, and while you’re at it, make Cuba one too. “One reason I’m for DC statehood: The growth in size of the republic — and our distinctive manner of growth, admitting states with equal status — has always been a sign of our vigor,” Kristol tweeted. “60 years at 50 states is enough. Time for DC, Puerto Rico, Cuba (as soon as it’s free), 1 or 2 more?” Twitter users were quick to point out the absurdity of Kristol’s proposal that Cuba, a sovereign nation, should become a U.S. state, and dragged him for his imperialist idea.
Categories: Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy