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‘Make it a double’: House Democrat advocates for DC statehood on House floor in Nationals shirt


Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton was adorned in a Washington Nationals T-shirt as she took to the House floor to advocate statehood for Washington, D.C.

“With the impeachment inquiry vote, the House made history today, but the Washington Nationals made unprecedented history just last night,” Norton said Thursday. “Our D.C. Nats won the World Series for the very first time in American history. Your Nats were the underdogs throughout the series, just like their hometown.”

“The District of Columbia has been for 218 years but hold on America. We are about to make it a double. Nats’ victory last night, House passes of H.R. 51, the D.C. statehood bill, during the 216th Congress,” she added. “Go Nats, long live D.C. statehood.”

The Nationals won the World Series on Wednesday in Game 7 after pulling out from a 3-2 game deficit.

On Thursday morning, Hillary Clinton also tweeted out support for D.C. statehood after the city’s baseball victory.

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Norton has long been a staunch supporter of D.C. statehood. Last month, she released a video in which she made a case for the district to become a state.