Last Week Tonight host John Oliver made a compelling argument for changing up our flag and childhood rhyming state songs during Sunday’s segment on D.C. statehood.
Our nation’s capital, for those unaware, has no representation in the Senate, no final say on its budget, and only one non-voting member of the U.S. House of Representatives (currently Eleanor Holmes Norton).
“She basically has pretend power, like a child watching Dora the Explorer,” explained Oliver “‘Oh yeah, Dora took her map out of her backback because you told her to. Just keep believing that you tiny idiot.'”