Ryan votes with Republicans to deny DC residents democracy
On April 19, Democrat Pat Ryan voted with Republicans to deny democracy to the citizens of the District of Columbia. Residents there elected their own representatives to pass laws for them, but last week Ryan and the Republican majority in the House of Representatives voted to overturn decisions by those elected officials. Ryan voted for Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Amendment Act along with all the Republicans voting in the House, including local representatives Marc Molinaro and Elise Stefanik. Local Democrat Paul Tonko voted against the measure to overturn what the representatives elected by the people of the District of Columbia passed. The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and several islands in the Pacific Ocean do not get to participate in the same representative democracy that the rest of America does.