Apparently D.C. was granted statehood and nobody except Biden was informed.

Via Weekly Standard:

Last night in Washington, Joe Biden stated that abused women fear getting “raped again by the system.” He also made the push that Washington, D.C. should be its own state, with two U.S. senators.

Via the pool report:

“Piles of Bidens are here. In addition to Kathleen [Biden’s daughter], VP Biden’s wife Jill, his sons Beau and Hunter, and his granddaughters Maisy and Finnegan are also here.

VP Biden began his remarks by praising Kathleen for the passion she brings to the cause. He described his initial push for VAWA in the early 90s, when “nobody thought very much of it,” including women’s groups. Biden singled out D.C. delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton for her help in getting it passed — and gave a plug to D.C. having equal representation in Congress.

“By the way, there should be two senators from the state of D.C.,” he said to hoots and hollers.”