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George Santos Has Named a Bill After Nicki Minaj For the Dumbest Reason Ever

Really George? Nicki Minaj?!

George Santos gapes open-mouthed, wearing sunglasses, surrounded by a crowd of reporters.

If you thought George Santos was using his time away from the media spotlight to do some self-reflection and perhaps learn how to be the best (probably, hopefully) one-term Congressman he could be, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. Remember, he’s under investigation on two continents! He’s lied about everything! No friends, he has been using this time to come up with what might be the absolutely stupidest bill I have ever had the pleasure of finding out about, and now you will have the delight of knowing about it, too. May I introduce you to ‘The Minaj Act’:

If you’re wondering why ‘The Minaj Act’, may I remind you of possibly the best Tweet ever courtesy of Nicki Minaj and her cousin’s testicles?

If you recall, Ms. Minaj was quite skeptical of the vaccines, but also, Insane Clown Posse didn’t (and perhaps still doesn’t) know how magnets work so I contend perhaps we should not take scientific advice from musicians. Let’s leave it to the experts—and I do not lump George Santos in that group, to be very clear.

So, let’s loop back around to the original announcement Tweet, shall we? First, as far as culture war touch points, this is just too late in the game, Rep. Santos. I haven’t seen anyone screaming about vaccines in a very long time, and I don’t think anyone cares to reignite this particular debate based on what I see in my own sample pool (Facebook comment sections). Everyone has moved on, including Nicki Minaj. I don’t think this will get you backstage to her concert, man. There are far better ways to get Nicki Minaj’s attention and it usually involves picking a fight with her online. However, if you wanted to express your admiration for her why not just put that bill to the floor? It would be far less embarrassing for you and us all. However, it would be no less inexplicable.

Finally, what problem does this solve other than perhaps distract the Republicans from the very real, and very pressing matter of the debt ceiling? It’s a bizarre move for the “facts don’t care about your feelings” crowd to insist on a waiting period to bolster public confidence in medicine since vaccines are thoroughly vetted before they ever go to the general public, as mentioned in this article from Fader:

It should be noted that all vaccinesincluding the ones used to fight COVID-19, undergo rigorous testing and trials before being made available to the public.

I guess Santos got bored doing nothing in the House and finally decided to do something entirely pointless, which I suppose is maybe, arguably, still a step above nothing.

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Kate Hudson (no, not that one) has been writing about pop culture and politics for five years, and is a Contributing Writer at The Mary Sue. With a deep and unwavering love of Twilight and Con Air, she absolutely understands her taste in pop culture is both wonderful and terrible at the same time. She has probably seen Cliffhanger more times than you. Team Edward 4-Eva.