It's absolutely wild that in the year 2019, calling Nickelback bad still sparks a spicy discussion. But it's true: Just ask U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan and Rodney Davis.
We elect our representatives to be the voice of the people. As legislators, they vote on bills, forge a path for justice, and ... debate about decades-old pop rock.
Wisconsin Democrat Pocan stated on Thursday that only four out of 77,000 constituents wanted to keep a particular voting rights provision as part of the Democrats’ H.R. 1 bill. He compared that paltry number to "the percent of people who think Nickelback is their favorite band."
"It's pretty low," Pocan joked, before Illinois Republican Davis cut in.
"Why would you criticize one of the greatest bands of the '90s?" Davis objected.
"One more reason there's a difference between Democrats and Republicans," Pocan responded, laughing. "Clearly found on the floor of Congress today."