Through multiple tweets, Cardi B announced a potential interest in a run for Congress somewhere down the line on Sunday afternoon. The tweets appear to have been a result of escalating tensions with Iran — leading some to a fear of war.
Like I was watching War https://t.co/r4gwhTQkHy matter how many weapons a country have you need people ! How are you trying to go against a country and possibly start a war when this country lacks patriotism? I barely see people claiming they LOVE being American.— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 12, 2020
"Like I was watching war documentaries. No matter how many weapons a country has, you need people," Cardi B tweeted. "How are you trying to go against a country and possibly start a war when this country lacks patriotism? I barely see people claiming they LOVE being American."
Cardi B has previously been critical of the current administration's moves in Iran stating she fears President Donald Trump's actions are "putting Americans live[s] in danger," before remarking she was applying for Nigerian citizenship. Despite her eagerness, she did admit to not being fully prepared for a run right now.
I do feel like if I go back to school and focus up I can be part of Congress.I deadass have sooo much ideas that make sense.I just need a couple of years of school and I can shake the table .— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 13, 2020
"I do feel like if I go back to school and focus up, I can be part of Congress," Cardi B tweeted. "I have [so many] ideas that make sense. I just need a couple of years of school and I can shake the table."
This Twitter storm is not the first time Cardi B has let her thoughts on politics loose; last January during the government shutdown, she released a profanity-laced video explaining everything wrong with the situation — so well that Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz and Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy wondered publicly whether to retweet the message.
"I feel like we need to take some action," she said. "I don't know what type of action ... because this is not what I do. But ... I'm scared."
Cardi B also used her celebrity over the summer to partner with Sen. Bernie Sanders — who she endorsed through a video where she asks him questions on politics. She has made a point through the Senator to discuss issues around economics and the hardships faced by working families.
"For example, as a New Yorker — not now but when I was not famous — I felt like no matter how many jobs I get, I wasn't able to make ends meet,” she said.
Cardi has long made it a point to use her social media following to raise awareness on the importance of the political process.