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Cardi B Absolutely Unleashes On GOP Rep. Who Criticized Her During His House Floor Speech

Cardi B Absolutely Unleashes On GOP Rep. Who Criticized Her During His House Floor Speech
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Wisconsin Republican Representative Glenn Grothman is facing online backlash for comments he made during his floor speech in the House of Representatives last week.

During the speech, Grothman criticized Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion for their Grammy performance of their song "WAP" which took place on March 14, but was apparently still on the mind of the GOP legislator over a month later.

He also aimed criticism at the FCC, which he evidently feels is failing in its mission to regulate broadcast media by preventing performances like "WAP," which he claimed are "inconsistent with basic decency."

Grothman said of the FCC:

"Wake up FCC and begin to do your job. The moral decline of America is partly due to your utter complacency."

Twitter users weren't having any of it, though.

The backlash was strong and immediate.

Average Twitter users weren't the only ones who took issue with Grothman's statements, however.

Cardi B herself had a few choice words to say about Grothman's priorities.

She went on to encourage people to vote to make sure that unqualified people aren't elected to these offices.

"This is why people gotta vote ,elect better people cause you got these dum a**es representing states."


People were quick to agree with Cardi, saying that Representative Grothman and the rest of the GOP's priorities were skewed.

Others also called for folks to vote, as well as to contact their legislators to end the gerrymandering rampant in many parts of the country.

At least one called for Cardi B to work with the local Democrats to give Grothman the boot.

This is far from the first time Representative Grothman has expressed problematic sentiments in a public forum. The Wisconsin Republican claimed BLM was "anti-family" during an interview with a local news station last month.

In a time when most of the country is focused on increasingly public instances of police brutality and trying to survive a pandemic, it seems especially out of touch to focus on the "basic decency" of rap music performances.