U.S. Rep. Grothman, a Republican who represents the 6th congressional district, took the complaints his office was receiving about her performance to the House floor on Thursday (April 22). "They wonder why we are paying the FCC if they feel that this should be in living rooms across the nation. I realize that [Vice President] Kamala Harris has used her fame to promote this performer, but I assure the FCC that millions of Americans would view her performance as inconsistent with basic decency," he argued. "Wake up, FCC, and begin to do your job. The moral decline of America is partly due to your utter complacency."
While the "WAP" rapper has had to defend her performance from Republican officials many times in the last month, she took issue with what Rep. Grothman decided to focus on this week in light of ex-Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin being convicted of the murder of George Floyd during what Cardi describes as "one of the biggest case in history" on April 20. Just half an hour before the jury returned their verdict, a 16-year-old Black girl named Ma'Khia Bryant was shot and killed by Columbus police.