A Democratic congressman may have found one of the stupidest ways to waste tax dollars.
New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries decided to honor the death of rapper Notorious B.I.G on March 9 by saying a line from one of his songs during a session of Congress.
“Biggie Smalls … the king of New York. He died 20 years ago today in a tragedy that occurred in Los Angeles,” Jeffries said while standing beside an enlarged photograph of the rapper. “But his words live on forever.”
Jeffries went on to say that he represents the district where Christopher Wallace (or Biggie Smalls) was born.
“I got the privilege of representing the district where Biggie Smalls was raised,” the New York Democrat told his colleagues. “We know he went from negative to positive and emerged as one of the world’s most important hip-hop stars. His rags-to-riches life story is the classic embodiment of the American dream.”
You know, the same American dream that apparently is about drugs, crime, and gangs.
“Biggie Smalls is gone but he will never be forgotten,” Jeffries concluded. “Rest in piece Notorious B.I.G.. Where Brooklyn at?”
Jeffries also took to Twitter to shine the spotlight on his bizarre display.
— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) March 10, 2017
Social media users quickly questioned Jeffries and his decision:
@RepJeffries seems to me memorializing on the house floor an admitted drug dealer who likely commissioned at least one murder is a bad idea.
— Daliman (@daliman13) March 10, 2017
What a waste of government funds and time.