John Oliver Contemplates Statehood For Washington, D.C.

John Oliver Contemplates Statehood For Washington, D.C.

Have you ever wondered why Washington, D.C. isn’t a state?

In fact, the city doesn’t even get a vote in the House of Representatives even though the residents pay federal taxes, the population is larger than Vermont and Wyoming, and has a Gross Domestic Product higher than that of 16 states.

John Oliver of HBO’s Last Week Now wondered too.

Make sure you stick around for the nifty little song at the end.