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The following is a press release from the office of former Mayor-for-Life-turned-Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry, who today argued with Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans over whether today’s state of affairs is one of the lowest in the District’s history:

Barry Urges Media to Quote Him Accurately

(Washington, D.C.) – Councilmember Marion Barry today issued the following statement regarding his comments during today’s Council vote to elect a new Chair:

“This is the greatest governmental crisis since Home Rule. I can’t think of anything except 911 that’s been more horrific”.