#DCStatehood would set an awful precedent
Can you imagine that Kansas City MO and Kansas City KS want to become states?
Maryland and Virginia allowed portions of their respective states to be used for our nation's Seat of Government. Neither, that land nor the citizens of their respective states ceased to belong to their respective states.
All that means is that the city(s) of Washington, DC/MD and Washington, DC/VA should have two separate City Governments. One for the Maryland 1/2 and one for the Virginia 1/2 of Washington DC.
The fact that people mistakenly assumed that (and treated) accordingly that the states forfeit that land and allowed our nation's government to suppress the voice of so many citizens for so long can easily be solved:
Wow, that was simple.