I lived in Washington, D.C., first as a Georgetown U. undergraduate and then after law school graduation.
The tortured, tortious, kinky relationship between the D.C. government and Congress has often been a master and servant relationship, with segregationists long in control of Congressional committees overseeing the District of Columbia.
"Home rule" is still a snare and a delusion when Congress-critters, thinking themselves Strom Thurmonds or Godlike dictators, still seek to use D.C. legal reforms as a theme for attracting campaign contributions and support from unenlightened Koch Brothers, Tea Party, John Birch Society and KKK-adjacent Congress members
Is D.C. still "the last Plantatation?"
You tell me.
From FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting):