As she made her remarks Wednesday (Feb. 10), Rep. Stacey Plaskett, a Democrat representing the U.S. Virgin Islands, paraphrased some classic lines of truth from the world of hip-hop.
In case you missed it, Plaskett let it fly again on social media.
“During my presentation in the impeachment trial yesterday, I made two references from the hip hop genre,” she wrote: “The truth is usually seen and rarely heard” from GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan and “Truth is truth, whether denied or not,” from Run the Jewels.” Watch below.
During my presentation in the impeachment trial yesterday, I made two references from the hip hop genre: "The truth is usually seen and rarely heard" from GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan and "Truth is truth, whether denied or not," from Run the Jewels. You can see it below: pic.twitter.com/uLUYp6H8nN
— Rep. Stacey Plaskett (@StaceyPlaskett) February 12, 2021
Run the Jewels’ El-P was surprised by the shoutout, in the best possible way.
“Welp. Apparently I was quoted during the impeachment trial today and I can’t say I didn’t see it coming,” he tweeted. “OK, I didn’t see it coming.”
A former prosecutor in the Bronx, Plaskett became the first non-voting delegate in U.S. history to serve as the House’s impeachment manager team when she made her statements during Trump’s second impeachment trial in the Senate.
Plaskett, who used the platform to accuse Trump of “deliberately” inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. capitol, was the only Black woman in the chamber on Wednesday, according to reports.