Tuesday June 14th, 2016

Nationals slugger Bryce Harper seems to be the latest high–profile figure to support D.C. statehood.

Harper spoke with reporters before Washington’s 4–1 win over the Cubs while donning a shirt that read “51st state” on top of the shape of Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. is a federal district, and while its residents pay federal taxes and have the ability to vote, they are not represented in Congress. 

The city is holding its Democratic primary on Tuesday. 

Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders came out in support of D.C. statehood this week.

Harper hasn’t shied away from expressing his views this season, sporting messages on custom caps and bat stickers. He paid tribute to Muhammad Ali on his bat over the weekend.

 

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