I'm afraid I'm going to have to agree with you on this.

Being a socialist progressive doesn't prevent me from also being a traditionalist.

DC statehood is a sort of power grabby Democrat thing. Like adding the justices of their choice to counterbalance the conservative supreme court.
They'd add a two dependable democratic senate seats.

I like the idea of adding northern DC to Maryland, it solves the problems without a lot of complications.

Good coffee, good weed, and time on my hands...