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Sen. David Vitter uses honey badger meme on Senate floor

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A dorky video that went viral earlier this year got a nod by Sen. David Vitter (R-La) on the Senate floor Wednesday while he talked trash about this Saturday's LSU-UA football game.

“It really doesn’t matter who LSU’s opponent is, because, as we say in Louisiana, the honey badger takes what he wants, and we look forward to doing that on Saturday night,” Vitter said to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala), according to the Washington Post.

That "honey badger just takes what it wants" bit was made popular by a YouTube video (watch below) that parodies TV nature programs. "Honey badger" was given as a nickname to LSU's cornerback Tyrann Mathieu and the school's collegiate clothing store has slapped the phrase on fan shirts.

UPDATE: Several errors have been corrected to this post (too many to point out) thanks to our astute readers. This will teach me to never, ever write about sports again.

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