Senators lose their sh*t over Cardi B shutdown Instagram



Nahila Bonfiglio

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Published Jan 17, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 9:21 pm CDT

Award-winning rapper Cardi B took to Instagram Wednesday evening to give her thoughts on the government shutdown, which is now in its 27th day.

“Trump is now ordering… federal government workers to go back to work without getting paid,” she said.

The 26-year-old has never shied away from speaking her mind. Her criticism of the current administration and their lack of progress regarding the shutdown comes in true Cardi B fashion.

“This shit is crazy,” she said. “Our country is in a hellhole, right now. We really need to take this seriously.”

Cardi’s Instagram activism comes as thousands of federal employees are forced back to work without pay. Thousands more anxiously await a resolution to the longest shutdown in United States history, as thousands of jobs remain unstaffed. National parks are being trashed, food is going uninspected, and the TSA is experiencing a national rate of “6.1 percent of unscheduled absences.”

The video took no time going viral and caught the eye of people all over Twitter.

Senators, in particular, lost their shit.

Many people lauded Cardi for her empathy and using her platform to speak out.

Yesterday, Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) asked Trump to postpone his State of the Union address will the government is still shutdown.

H/T Buzzfeed

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*First Published: Jan 17, 2019, 8:45 am CST