WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Blaming the Democrats for the Capitol riot, Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO.) dragged the names of celebrities Madonna, Robert De Niro, and Kathy Griffin in his Congress speech.
- Griffin just poked fun at Buck’s remarks, saying “she’s reporting for duty.”
- Madonna and De Niro have not yet responded to a request for comment.
Celebrities have been dragged to the US Capitol storm.
During his address on the Congress floor on Wednesday, Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO.) called out Madonna, Robert De Niro and Kathy Griffin, blaming these stars for contributing to the violence that occurred in last week’s chaos.
Buck criticized Democrats as promoters of violence and recounted hateful Trump statements made by the three personalities.
“[T]he socialists in Hollywood joined their allies in Congress,” the Republican lawmaker said.
“Robert De Niro said he wanted to punch the president in the face. Madonna thought about blowing up the White House. Kathy Lee Griffin [sic] held up a likeness of the president’s beheaded head and nothing was said by my colleagues at that point in time.”
Griffin just poked fun on Buck’s statement and tweeted ”Kathy LEE Griffin, reporting for duty,” with a video clip attachment where the congressman mentioned her name.
She also retweeted Insider Jake Lahut’s tweet with a caption: “My only take away… ‘Kathy Griffin AND MADONNA.’”
Meanwhile, representatives from both De Niro and Madonna have yet to respond to a request for comment.
Evidently, the three celebrities were in “no holds barred” mode when they expressed their denouncement of Trump.
In 2017, Griffin participated in a gruesome photoshoot with photographer Tyler Shields where she was holding a beheaded image of then-President-elect Trump. The move yielded some consequences, including a blow from her career and an investigation by the Secret Service.
On November 3rd election night, Griffin has again publicized the image shortly after Trump falsely claimed victory.
Meanwhile, also in 2017, Madonna did not hold back her frustration when Trump officially assumed office.
“Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know that this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair. As the poet W.H. Auden once wrote on the eve of World War II, we must love one another or die. I choose love,” she said then.
As for De Niro, he had some strong words for the president during the 2020 presidential campaign while appearing in an ad that encouraged people to vote.
“It makes me so angry that this country has gotten to this point that this fool, this bozo, has wound up where he has,” he said, adding that Trump “talks how he’d like to punch people in the face? Well, I’d like to punch him in the face.”
Source: Yahoo Entertainment