DC’s congressional delegate says she has ‘alibi’ for zebra escape

DC’s congressional delegate says she has ‘alibi’ for zebra escape


It’s all there in black and white.

Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), who represents the nation’s capital in the House of Representatives as a non-voting delegate, issued a tongue-in-cheek statement Friday denying having any role in the recent escape of a group of zebras from a Maryland farm.

Norton noted that the zebras were “let loose” some time on Labor Day weekend, “a period of time during which I was enjoying quiet time at home with family.”

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Her statement continued: “My alibi is solid, but given my career of fighting for statehood for the District, which includes years of explaining the importance of having consent of the governed, and given my recent opposition to fences, I can understand why the charge was made. I hope the owners find the zebras and that all involved live long, full lives.”

Norton spokeswoman Sharon Eliza Nichols took credit for the statement, tweeting Friday that “I thought we deserved a ‘zebras

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