Sen. Tom Cotton (the same guy that brought you the infamous letter to Iran) appeared on CNN Wednesday to discuss the RFRA, where he was in full bonehead form:
“I think it’s important we have a sense of perspective about our priorities,” Cotton said. “In Iran they hang you for the crime of being gay. They’re currently imprisoning an American preacher for spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in Iran. We should focus on the most important priorities that our country faces right now.”
Twitter immediately saw the inherent irony in Sen. Cotton’s words:
So I guess next time Tom Cotton complains about a "War on Christmas" or "persecution of Christians" we can just refer him to Saudi Arabia?
— Kevin Carson Ⓐ (@KevinCarson1) April 2, 2015
But one person in particular wasn’t having any of Sen. Cotton’s nonsense: Miley Cyrus. The pop star rallied her 19.4 million followers to the cause with a tweet that included the Senator’s office phone number:
Let's stir some shit up! Senator Cotton (202) 224-2353 !!!! Happy Hippies call & express why freedom is important to us & our country!
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) April 2, 2015
The results were swift: within minutes, her followers were reporting that the Senator’s voicemail system was full.
— domenic (@domenicyrus) April 2, 2015
@MileyCyrus I called. Cant get through. Thanks for getting involved.
— Molly (@Plantflowes) April 2, 2015
@MileyCyrus his mailbox is full!!! he's ignoring our messages so we can't leave any more of them!!!
— that bagel bitch (@hunnibagel) April 2, 2015
@MileyCyrus Just tried to leave a message for Sen. Cotton but his voicemail is a little backed up, lol.
— JD Ford (@JD4IN29) April 3, 2015
Say what you will about Miley: the woman gets shit done. We’re with this guy:
— Matthew Golden (@GoldenMatthew) April 2, 2015