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--Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones sparked fury Thursday morning when he said the GOP arguments against D.C. statedhood were 'racist'
--'One Senate Republican, said that D.C. wouldn't be a "well rounded working class state,"' Jones said 'I had no ideas there were so many syllables in the word white'
--Jones pointed out how last month one GOP House member said D.C. shouldn't become a state because the District doesn't have a landfill
--'My goodness, with all the racist trash my colleagues have brought to this debate I can see why they're worried about having a place to put it,' he said
--Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, could be heard yelling as Jones made his comments, with Republicans asking them to be struck from the record
--The drama preceded the D.C. statehood vote, which would transform the neighborhoods of the capital city to Washington, Douglass Commonwealth
The House passed the bill 216-208, in a party-line vote with only Democrats voting for it and all the Republicans who voted voting against it
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