Update to this story.
All jokes aside, Eleanor Holmes Norton should not be allowed to drive a car.
D.C.’s delegate to Congress is making news for her parking skills. Video published by Roll Call shows Eleanor Holmes Norton awkwardly trying to wedge her car between two cars parked in angled spaces near the Capitol earlier this week. You could say that didn’t go well.
The video was shot Wednesday along New Jersey Avenue Southeast, between the Longworth and Cannon House Office buildings, according to Roll Call. Norton, 77, is seen trying to squeeze her silver, four-door sedan in between two other cars that are parked in angled spots. The only problem? Norton is trying to park straight.
In a story about what they’re calling the “worst parking job ever,” Roll Call reports they got the video from a tipster. Posted on their YouTube channel, it offers running commentary by the mystery guys behind the camera, who clearly can’t believe what they’re seeing out the window.
According to the video’s narrators, Norton hit the red SUV on the right “repeatedly.”
“If she parks like that, she should not be a member of Congress anymore,” one of them says on the video.
The 1 minute, 42-second long video shows Norton getting out of her car once to walk away before turning around and coming back to give it another shot. But instead, she grabs something she appears to have forgotten (according to Roll Call) out of her car and walks away– leaving the terrible parking job in her rear view mirror, if you will.
“If she leaves it like that, that’s the worst parking job I’ve ever witnessed,” one of the mystery guys behind the camera said.
Speaking exclusively to FOX 5’s Tom Fitzgerald on Thursday, Norton said she was late for a TV interview, in an area where she doesn’t normally park, and wasn’t expecting construction or the six-point turn she would need to execute in order to park.
“Don’t worry! I have signed up for parking lessons and I’m even thinking about upgrading to one of those self-parking cars,” said Norton.