Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
Wednesday marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Prince and The Revolution's album Purple Rain, the soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name. So, obviously, at least a couple lawmakers were going to mark the occasion by singing and strumming Prince music.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), a congressman from Prince's home state, picked up an acoustic guitar and sang a cover of "Purple Rain" (he got the lyrics wrong, but still). Here's a Vine of his Prince tribute:
Prince did not respond to Mother Jones' request for comment on what he thought about the elected representatives doing battle with his songs as glorious weaponry.