“I cannot imagine that North Carolina Republicans would work with D.C.,” she said. “We swear to uphold the Constitution, so I cannot see how anybody in this body after having taken a vote to uphold the Constitution could possibly entertain the notion of giving a Representative to the District of Columbia.”
Zherka said the group will also reach out to Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), who voted in favor of the Senate’s version of the D.C. voting rights bill, which the chamber passed last year. The state’s other Senator, Richard Burr (R), voted against it.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.