Democrat Plays Hillary Clinton's Campaign Anthem During Coronavirus Hearing
Rep. Donna Shalala makes bizarre lifts phone to play song during hearing
House Democrat Rep. Donna Shalala played "Fight Song," Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign theme song during new coronavirus legislation hearing.
During the serious debate on how to respond to the global pandemic, the Florida Democrat lifted up her smartphone to play the tune by Rachel Platten as members looked on confused.
"Mr. Chairman," Shalala said before taking out her cellphone.
"It's not 'Sicko Mode,' but it's good," another lawmaker responded, referring to a song by Travis Scott.
Shalala tweeted the video of her playing the song, writing:
"This is my fight song... #HR6201 is a bill to reassure the American public that Congress is doing everything it can to keep families and workers safe in the face of this pandemic."
On Wednesday, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R.6201 was introduced by House Democrats and is sponsored by New York Rep. Nita Lowey.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the legislation "focuses directly on providing support to America’s families, who must be our first priority in this emergency."
The 124-page spending measure includes a food stamps expansion and paid sick leave.
The legislation is a 124-page spending measure to address the pandemic, which includes a food stamps expansion and paid sick leave.
Earlier this month, President Donald Trump donated his entire quarterly salary - $100,000 - to help combat the deadly coronavirus by directing funds to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
🎶This is my fight song...🎶#HR6201 is a bill to reassure the American public that Congress is doing everything it can to keep families and workers safe in the face of this pandemic. pic.twitter.com/jpySameurL— Rep. Donna E. Shalala (@RepShalala) March 12, 2020
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On Wednesday, The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic, which was unknown to world health officials just three months ago, has rapidly spread to more than 121,000 people from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.
“In the past two weeks, the number of cases outside China has increased thirteenfold, and the number of affected countries has tripled,” WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
“In the days and weeks ahead, we expect to see the number of cases, the number of deaths, and the number of affected countries to climb even higher.”
“We’re deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction,” he said prior to the pandemic's declaration.
“We have rung the alarm bell loud and clear.”