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News4 anchor Jim Vance sat down Thursday for a one-on-one interview with President Barack Obama at the White House.
Vance was the only local TV anchor-reporter to interview Obama on this crucial day of talks between Democrats and Republicans as they try to agree to terms on the debt ceiling.
Vance asked the president a series of questions, include on on voting rights for D.C. residents.
“I’ve said before and I’ll say again: I’m fully supportive of voting rights for D.C. citizens,” Obama said. “I’m fully supportive of home rule. I’m fully supportive of making sure that Washington, D.C., government has its own budget authority. I’m supportive of folks in D.C. being treated like people everywhere else in the country — in Maryland or Virginia. We have not gotten a lot of support from the other side on the issue, but I will continue to stand by those in D.C. who believe they should not be paying taxes like everyone else, serving in the military like everyone else, and doing everything that is expected of citizens and yet not have the same voting rights as everybody else in America.
“I’ve been pretty public in my belief on this thing,” he added. “It requires action by Congress, and Congress has a tendency to move slowly on things, even when they’re the right thing to do.”
View the Jim Vance interview here: