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DC Congresswoman Throws Twitter Shade On Congress, Obama

DC's hometown Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton says she's "heartbroken" President Obama again ignored the city's push for statehood during his State of the Union Speech.

Posted on January 21, 2015, at 12:00 a.m. ET

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton
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Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia's Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton didn't mince words Tuesday night on twitter when commenting on her colleagues' often sophomoric attempts to secure a coveted aisle seat for President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech.

Each year members begin taking seats in the House chamber hours before the president begins speaking in hopes of getting a grin-and-grip moment on national television with the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

And on Tuesday night, Norton wasn't having any of it, and took to twitter to chastise her colleagues for acting "like 5-year-olds."

Look for me in red w/ my DC statehood pin at #SOTU, but not in photo-grabbing aisle seats Members scramble for like 5-year-olds.

Eleanor H. Norton@EleanorNortonFollow

Look for me in red w/ my DC statehood pin at #SOTU, but not in photo-grabbing aisle seats Members scramble for like 5-year-olds.

6:13 PM - 20 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

But Norton didn't just reserve her twitter side-eye for members of Congress. Following Obama's speech, Norton also criticized him for not mentioning the District's long sought after statehood.

Heartbroken @BarackObama didn't mention DC statehood despite all our efforts in an otherwise, bold progressive #SOTU

Eleanor H. Norton@EleanorNortonFollow

Heartbroken @BarackObama didn't mention DC statehood despite all our efforts in an otherwise, bold progressive #SOTU

10:44 PM - 20 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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