By Seth McLaughlin - The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 15, 2017
A candidate running for chair of the Democratic National Committee said veterans organizations that have not supported D.C. statehood have turned their backs on those who served in the military and call the District home.
Robert Vinson Brannum, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and District resident, said the push for statehood deserves the support of major veterans groups.
“If these national organizations, business organizations, cannot support the veterans in the District of Columbia on statehood, then they are not supporting veterans,” Mr. Brannum said at a candidates forum at the Woman’s National Democratic Club. “You cannot say you support veterans and oppose and not stand up for D.C. statehood.”