"The Chinese pandas at the National Zoo have as much right to representation in the US Congress as any resident in the District of Columbia."
A ridiculous, but true statement about the rights of Washington, DC residents who, despite living in our nation's capital, have no right to vote in Congress. The Constitution gives Congress tons of power to decide what happens in DC, but the representative from DC doesn't have any real power on the Congressional floor. Makes sense, right?
Wrong. The district pays taxes, fights in war and contributes to the US GDP, yet it has no voting rights. Not only does John Oliver think Congress should grant DC more rights, he thinks we might as well go ahead and make it a state. Seriously, we let Florida be a state, but we can't give statehood to the nation's capital??
Maybe it'll be hard to add a 51st state to the US, but John Oliver went ahead and edited that 50 states song that we all sang when we were little. Fast forward to the end to see him sing it with a bunch of kids, especially if you get a kick out of kids saying dirty words.