Congress isn’t technically exempt from DC’s parking laws, and we know they’re definitely not exempt from operating as far from reality as possible.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is DC’s representation in Congress. She’s not allowed to vote, and before today, she might have been best known for angrily demanding that the public take the White House at its word, noting that sometimes, the rest of the world doesn’t deserve the luxury of understanding the Executive Branch. After today, she will forever be known as the worst parker in Congressional history. This afternoon, when she showed up to hear Afghan President Ashraf Ghani address a joint session, she tried to jam what appears to be a silver Ford Focus in between two cars parked on an angle.
Note the part of the video where the Capitol Police zoom past. She also goes back to the car to double check her handiwork and retrieve a file. She does seem to whack her door into the red SUV next to her, which I guess means that it’s good someone caught the whole mess on camera. If you’re the owner, you know who to call about that scratch mark.