Democrats are no strangers to wasting taxpayer money, and a Democrat congressman did so on Thursday for the sole purpose of recognizing a dead rap musician.
New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries used his time on the House floor to honor the 20th anniversary of the death of rap artist Biggie Smalls, who was also known in the music community as The Notorious B.I.G.
“Biggie Smalls … the king of New York. He died 20 years ago today in a tragedy that occurred in Los Angeles,” Jeffries said while standing beside an enlarged photograph of the rapper. “But his words live on forever.”
The rapper, born Christopher Wallace, was killed by an unidentified black male during a 1997 drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, according to
“I got the privilege of representing the district where Biggie Smalls was raised,” the New York Democrat told his colleagues. “We know he went from negative to positive and emerged as one of the world’s most important hip-hop stars. His rags-to-riches life story is the classic embodiment of the American dream.”
Ah, yes, the American dream of a life of drugs, gangs and crime.