Rep. George Santos Reportedly Introduces Vaccine Bill Named After Nicki Minaj
Rep. George Santos Report: Intro's Vaccine Bill ... Named After Nicki Minaj?!?
4/17/2023 2:38 PM PT
Rep. George Santos is apparently trying to cater to the Barbz -- he just introduced a new bill named after Nicki Minaj that's all about vaccines ... so claims one journo.
Semafor's political reporter Kadia Goba tweeted out some news she says she's privy to -- namely, a piece of legislation the New York congressman has supposedly thrown into the House of Representatives for consideration as a would-be law that bears Nicki's name.
Ahem.— Kadia Goba (@kadiagoba) April 17, 2023 @kadiagoba
Rep. George Santos just dropped seven bills in the hopper. Among them, The Minaj Act, named for — yes, you guessed it — rapper Nikki Minaj that establishes a development period for new vaccines in order to generate public confidence.
She writes, "Ahem. Rep. George Santos just dropped seven bills in the hopper. Among them, The Minaj Act, named for -- yes, you guessed it -- rapper Nicki Minaj establishes a development period for new vaccines in order to generate public confidence."
We've searched Congress's official site and Rep. Santos's official page, which tracks what bills he's sponsored or co-sponsored, and can't find this new bill anywhere. The House is back in session today, so it's possible Goba got a sneak peek before it hits the system.
The bill would be a fascinating play by the embattled Republican, who's been mired in controversy (stemming from his many lies) from day 1.
Still, he seems to be attempting to curry favor with Nicki's fervent fan base already -- just check Twitter and you'll see they're already loving the move ... and, by extension, Santos. Of course, Nicki's history with vaccine skepticism is well-documented from the pandemic.
Remember, she had a whole ballsy story about her cousin and alleged side effects from the vaccine when they were first being rolled out ... a saga for which she caught a lot of flak.
Now, she's got good old GS in her corner, and she seems to dig this too. She liked a tweet plugging the news. We've reached out to Santos for comment ... no word back yet.