Lady Gaga, the Madonna-esque pop star known more for her crazy outfits than her political views, is courting one politician this week while calling out a group of others. What’s got the “fame monster” so politically charged? She’s on a campaign to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. And she released a video today to prove it.
It started earlier this week with some morning tweeting between Gaga and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid:
Reid responded a few hours later:
Yesterday, Gaga went after Sen. John McCain:
But today, she gave up tweeting and instead chose a more conventional medium to call out Sens. McCain, McConnell, Inhofe, and Sessions (and made it obvious she was using cue cards):
“I’m glad she’s paying attention,” McCain told KFYI Phoenix, according to The Hill. “I hope she’ll continue to pay attention, and to watch the debates on the Senate floor, and understand that this is a pure political ploy on the part of [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid and Democrats who see their majority slipping away.”
“They’re politicizing national security. People like Lady Gaga need to understand that the military is a unique institution,” he added.
Keeping with the theme of the week, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand responded to an apparent Gaga phone call (not shown in the video) via Twitter:
No word — or tweets — yet on if the two have spoken.