Two House Democrats on Wednesday used the 30th anniversary of Prince’s “Purple Rain” album to show how little progress they’ve made in three decades trying to sound like the Minneapolis pop icon.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), who has an office in Minneapolis, found time to play the title track to that album, then tweet it out to the world.
“Can’t believe it’s been thirty years since #PurpleRain,” he tweeted.
Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) later tweeted a short clip of him playing a different Prince song.
“All due respect to #purplerain, Keith Ellison, I’m partial to #raspberryberet,” he wrote.
One person on Twitter responded to both tweets by asking, “What is even going on?”
The videos were released during what was shaping up to be a pretty soft day in the House of Representatives. Many members of both parties were gearing up for their annual baseball game — Crowley is on tonight’s roster for the Democrats.