Watch Two U.S. Congressmen Discuss Nickelback While Debating A Bill


Every now and then the world of heavy metal and hard rock makes its way into the world of U.S. politics, be it then U.S. President Barack Obama joking about Korn or Nine Inch NailsTrent Reznor claiming to have denied U.S. Senator Ted Cruz guest list to a show.

Even more recently, former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke was seen in attendance at a Metallica concert late last month. However, the below footage from earlier today, March 07th, of two U.S. congressmen discussing Nickelback while debating the Democrats’ H.R. 1 bill which would overhaul voting, campaign finance, and ethics law, is a particularly timely discussion.

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Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor recently made waves when he stated that he felt Nickelback were passing the torch of rock’s most hated band to Imagine Dragons—and given how wide that story went, it could be where Wisconsin Democratic congressman Mark Pocan got his inspiration for his analogy.

After stating that only four of 77,000 people wanted to keep a particular provision, Pocan joked that the percentage was “probably about the percent of people who think Nickelback is their favorite band in this country.” This led Illinois Republican congressmen Rodney Davis to ask why Pocan would “criticize one of the greatest bands of the ’90s.”

Davis later went on to reveal himself to be a fan of Nickelback and stated that he has a song from the band on one of his playlists, revealing he was ‘ridiculed’ for the choice by his peers. That song was later shown by Davis on social media to be “If Today Was Your Last Day” from the band’s 2008 album, “Dark Horse“. That same playlist also included tracks from Creed and Bush and can be seen below along with the exchange between the two.


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