President Obama’s motorcade sported “Taxation Without Representation” license plates for the first time on Saturday.
The reporter said other vehicles in the motorcade had Maryland, Virginia or U.S. government plates.
The White House decision earlier this week to use the license plates was considered a victory for D.C. statehood advocates. Obama had avoided using the plates during his first term as president.
“President Obama has lived in the District now for four years, and has seen first-hand how patently unfair it is for working families in D.C. to work hard, raise children and pay taxes, without having a vote in Congress,” the White House said in a statement earlier this week.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) is the District’s sole representative on Capitol Hill. Norton is a “non-voting” member who can only vote on legislation during committee hearings.
--This report was originally posted at 1:22 p.m. and last updated at 1:37 p.m.