Cruz, left, and Rubio, right, both introduced measures targeting D.C. laws. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
In the course of eight days, two Senate Republicans eyeing the presidency introduced measures to strike down District of Columbia laws, causing local officials and activists to accuse them of using the District for their own political gain.
“I think it’s no accident that both of these senators just before announcing [their interest in running for president], try to use the District as the fallback for their base,” Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., said in a March 27 phone interview. “It’s not as if we have the right to keep people interfering with our local laws. So why not pick on us?” Full story