Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) sang lyrics from a Taylor Swift hit song to Stephen Colbert on an episode of the Late Show Monday.
Colbert prompted the musical outburst from Warren with a question about Taylor Swift. “Before we get into anything else to talk about. Taylor Swift won big at the Grammys last night. Was that Phase 1 of the Democrats’ deep-state plan for the Chiefs—”
Sen. Warren then interrupted to say “You bet!” and tee up her rendition of Swift’s song with a reference to former President Donald Trump: “And all I can say to Donald Trump is: ‘Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate.’”
Me: Say, it looks like the Democrats want to enlist Taylor Swift for politics
Media: THAT'S A CONSPIRACY, SWEATY!
Elizabeth Warren: *cringe singing Taylor Swift while Colbert does his insane laugh* pic.twitter.com/gKiWksiOu6
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 6, 2024
Colbert’s joke about deep-state Democrats came after several media reports that Biden’s campaign is eagerly interested in securing Swift’s endorsement again for the 2024 election. A recent study found that an endorsement by Swift could sway 18% of voters in the November election.
“It is informative when people talk about voters because it shows you how little voters know about the issues, particularly young voters,” Towson University professor emeritus Dr. Richard Vatz remarked to The National Desk (TND). “Bottom line is, I think a Taylor Swift endorsement could have an effect in a close election, but it shouldn’t have an effect.
Maga isn’t freaking out over Tswift. It’s the left making all this noise. This video says it all.
— Lorenzo Von Matterhorn (@matterhorn55844) February 6, 2024
“You can imagine if people have a conversation, and somebody says, ‘I’m going to vote for whom Taylor Swift supports.’ The people with whom that is an effective argument – you’re talking about people who the pollsters used to call ‘know-nothings,” Vatz said. “She could have a very small effect, and in a close election, in a close state, it could make a difference.”
Swift roused 35,000 new voter registrations with a single post on Instagram last September with a link to Vote.org that said, “I’ve been so lucky to see so many of you guys at my U.S. shows recently. I’ve heard you raise your voices, and I know how powerful they are. Make sure you’re ready to use them in our elections this year!”