Obama Backs DC Home Rule
President calls that question 'an easy one'
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2014 7:00 PM CDT
President Barack Obama speaks about the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, at the Walker Jones Education Campus in Washington, Monday, July 21, 2014.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – President Obama on DC home rule? "I'm in DC, so I'm for it," he said today at a Washington public school, DCist reports. In his first statements openly supporting home rule, he argued that DC residents pay taxes and "should be represented like everyone else," but admitted it would be "difficult to get through Congress." Two statehood bills are sitting introduced in Congress, and Senate Democrats have promised to push the issue, so it could make headway for the first time in years, the Washington Post reports.

Obama's administration has backed home rule before, DCist and NBC Washington note, and the president even had his limousine plates switched to the DC's "Taxation Without Representation" message last year, so who knows. "All right, that was an easy one," Obama said today, and went on to the next question.

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KDickley
Jul 27, 2014 1:29 PM CDT
What ever Obozo the Clown, that anti-American racist POS POTUS is for, I'm against. He's proven he doesn't like veterans and Christians and wants to make America a turd world country.
Chris Farley
Jul 25, 2014 7:12 AM CDT
You first O. Go move and live in the nice part of the city of DC for a while? Give the public schools a try also. Wait, thats not even close to the socialite life he is used to and will continue with.
HANKHILL
Jul 22, 2014 7:37 PM CDT
CALIPH OBAMA IS NOT IN DC HE IS IN THE CALIPHATE OF OBAMASTAN!