Forget your political affiliation. What is your stance on Nickelback?
During a discussion about how to count prisoners on the U.S. Census, Rep. Mark Pocan compared the popularity of the provision to the '90s rock band Nickelback.
Don't worry, Nickelback fans. (You're out there, right?) Rep. Rodney Davis came to the band's defense, stating that Rep. Pocan must not have meant to "offend the many thousands upon thousands of Nickelback fans of his district in Wisconsin."
It turns out Census issues aren't so "Far Away" from heated music preference disagreements.
"What started as two members of the House of Representatives debating how to count prison inmates on the U.S. Census turned into a dispute over the band Nickelback on Thursday."
Davis (R-IL) on Nickelback: "Why would you criticize one of the greatest bands of the '90's?"— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) March 7, 2019
Pocan (D-WI): "Wow. Alright. One more reason why there's a difference between Democrats and Republicans, clearly found on the floor of Congress today."
Rodney Davis actually kept talking about his love of Nickelback for another 40 seconds or so when it was his turn to speak again. pic.twitter.com/PQQERt9d6S— Adam Smith (@asmith83) March 7, 2019
Nickelback songs are being debated on House floor.— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) March 7, 2019
What's Up With United States House of Representatives And Nickelback — In 2 Quick Minutes
A brief debate about Nickelback on the floor of the House this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/CTBXKUTuPr— Adam Smith (@asmith83) March 7, 2019
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I happened to be waiting on the House floor to speak in support of my #HR1 amendment to boost youth civic engagement, and witnessed this debate.https://t.co/PX0A1mCw0G— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) March 7, 2019
In case there's a question, I'm with my colleague @repmarkpocan in favor #HR1 and against Nickelback and Creed
Nickelback’s first hit came in 2001. https://t.co/uftccRLDnW— Dara Lind (@DLind) March 7, 2019
United States House of Representatives And Nickelback Are Clearly A Big Deal Today
Be it resolved: Nickelback is the official band of the Republican Party— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) March 8, 2019
I can live with that https://t.co/jkLNXQpcoF
Two lawmakers went back and forth about … Nickelback— CNN (@CNN) March 8, 2019
“Why would you criticize one of the greatest bands of the 90s?” Rep. @RodneyDavis asked @repmarkpocan on the House floor. pic.twitter.com/En86pCw2Jk
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