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Eleanor Holmes Norton rants over budget compromise

Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District’s delegate to Congress, was so exercised by the compomise that she loosed an angry response in the middle of a local TV interview.

“This is the functional equivalent of bombing innocent civilians,” she said, adding two minutes later “It’s time the District of Columbia told Congress to go straight to hell,” she told Fox 5 News late last week.

Watch it yourselves.

(Here’s a Q&A she did for print Sunday.)

Patricia Sullivan covers government, politics and other regional issues in Arlington County and Alexandria. She worked in Illinois, Florida, Montana and California before joining the Post in November 2001.


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