I have seen a lot of people be honored in Congress that never had a thing to do with politics. Athletes retiring after long and distinguished careers and the like. What I have never seen is this. You honor people that did something with their lives, people that made some kind of actual contribution. What you do not do is honor someone who was dead before they were thirty and got killed in what looked like a gang hit outside a casino after a boxing match.
Now, I do not begrudge someone being a fan of someone even if I do not like whatever it is that they are famous for. People get along quite nicely agreeing to disagree about their tastes in music. However, when you waste the money I send to you every year to do a shoutout like you are a emotionally distressed teenager it makes me want to vomit.
Using the floor of the House of Representatives to pay tribute to a dead rapper and drug dealer is a new low!
Hakeem Jeffries, in a bid to pander to his voting base, spoke of Biggie Smalls like he was a hero for Americans. Glorifying someone who was a drug dealer is never ok…especially on the House floor! NOT THE PLACE!
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The late hip-hop legend was honored on the floor of Congress Thursday by Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, who recited the lyrics to Biggie’s 1994 song “Juicy” in observance of the 20th anniversary of the rapper’s murder.
“It was all a dream, I used to read Word Up! magazine. Salt-n-Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine,” Jefferies said in a floor speech to fellow legislators.