A peculiar debate on the floor of the US House of Representatives Thursday.
Lawmakers were discussing an election reform bill when the conversation turned to Nickelback.
Yes, the rock band.
Rep. Mark Pocan, (D) Wisconsin, says, “Only four wanted to keep this provision. Everyone else wanted to change this out of the 77,000. That’s probably about the percent of people who think Nickelback is their favorite band in this country. It’s pretty low. And I think … Nickelback’s your favorite band? I apologize to the gentleman.”
Rep. Rodney Davis says, “How can you criticize one of the greatest bands of the 90s?”
Rep. Pocan says, “Wow. Alright. One more reason why there’s a difference between Democrats and Republicans clearly.”
Davis also admitted that he does have a Nickelback song on his playlist.
But while he made a gallant defense of the band, he did get his timeline wrong.
Nickelback’s first chart hit on the US Billboard hot 100 was “how you remind me” back in 2001.
So far, the band has not commented on being mentioned in Congress.