Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) wants the world to know that he won’t be watching today’s Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, and the reason he gave for why he won’t be tuning in set off a wave of mockery on social media.
According to Gaetz, he discussed the biggest pro football game of the year with his wife, Ginger.
Wife: Today is the Super Bowl!
Me: We aren’t watching.
Me: They’re desecrating America’s National Anthem by playing something called the “Black National Anthem.”
Wife: Does that mean Cardi is performing?
Yes, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” will indeed be played at today’s game. But a quick look at some of the lyrics to the song make you wonder why it’s so controversial to some.
Lift every voice and sing,
‘Til earth and heaven ring,
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the list’ning skies,
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
As many on Twitter/X rightly noted, conservatives and the MAGA faithful are the biggest whiners on the planet. They also reminded Matt of his own shady past.
Matt would love to watch the game, but he’ll be far too busy adding funds to his Venmo account for another illegal liaison with a girl young enough to be his daughter.