United States senators are going viral for using famous Taylor Swift lyrics during the Live Nation Entertainment/Ticketmaster monopoly hearing.
Republicans and Democrats used lyrics from across all of T-Swizzle’s 17-year catalogue in a weird display of Swiftie unity. Basically, they are discussing whether Ticketmaster, owned by Live Nation Entertainment, has too much power in the ticket sales industry.
This stems from a few months ago when Taylor Swift fans were left crying as resale tickets for her concert were astronomically high.
“Ticketmaster ought to look in the mirror and say, ‘I’m the problem, it’s me’,” said Connecticut Democrat Senator Richard Blumenthal, quoting Swift’s 'Anti-Hero' in what is probably the reference that makes the most sense.
You'd think there'd be 'Bad Blood' between the sides but surprisingly they all agreed on the issue - 'Lover' that for them.
Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee displayed his inner Swiftie a few times.
Talking of Ticketmaster he said: “I have to throw out, in deference to my daughter Eliza, one more Taylor Swift quote: ‘Karma’s a relaxing thought. Aren’t you envious that for you it’s not?’,” quoting Swift’s 2022 song ‘Karma’.
He also quoted one of the oldest and greatest Taylor tunes, ‘You Belong With Me’, when he said: “I had hoped as of a few months ago to get the gavel back, but once again, ‘she’s cheer captain, and I’m on the bleachers’.”
“Competition policy is very important to me,” said Minnesota Democrat Senator Amy Klobuchar before going into some very economic-ey politician-ey chat so, be warned.
“I believe in capitalism, and to have a strong capitalist system you have to have competition, you can’t have too much competition, something that unfortunately for this country, as an ode to Taylor Swift, I will say, we know ‘All Too Well’,” quoting the ten-minute song from 2021 that had the culture in a chokehold.