Taxation without representation...until now!
In case you didn't know, that's the phrase on the license plates in Washington, D.C., as our nation's capital it does not have full representation as a state, which John Oliver finds totally unacceptable as it restricts residents' voting rights. And he's finally doing something about it!
On Sunday night's episode of Last Week Tonight, Oliver decided to finally give our capital city the respect it deserves, explaining, "In 2009, a bill to give D.C. a vote was introduced in the Senate, and the Senate did the most d--kish thing imaginable: passing it, but with a little addition." How did he do this? By adding it to that annoying song we all had to sing in elementary school that rhymes all the state names!
"We have added an amendment to that song," Oliver said, asking his crowd, "Would you like to hear it boys and girls?"