Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-N.C., is obviously a pretty with-it guy.
He’s up with the baddest pop culture trends and down with all the things the cool kids love.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that when his own words fail to communicate just how important abstinence education is, McHenry would turn to the lyrical stylings of Lady Bey to help him get his point across … about a bill to amend the Securities and Exchange Commission.
During floor debate on McHenry’s bill that would require the SEC to tack more domestic securities on to the list exempted from having a deadline (we’re sure someone understands that), the congressman invoked the sanctity of small businesses and showed that sometimes members of Congress make things worse when trying to sound cool.
“I would like to just simply close by saying we should help small businesses,” McHenry said. “Now … when we have congressional members acknowledging pop culture as it is, as I did in committee, there is always a debate about that.
“But, as Beyonce once said: ‘If you like it, you should have put a ring on it.’
“Likewise,” he continued, “we should put a ‘deadline on it,’ and that’s what this bill is all about. With that, I will not quote Jay-Z, but I will close by saying we should help small businesses, and I urge my colleagues for their support.”
Sir, do you mind if we put our hands up? Because, the actual lyric is: “If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it.”