This guy used the senate floor to complain about NFL game, wants Congress to act (VIDEO)
There's a lot happening right now.
The government is shut down. People aren't receiving paychecks. Investigations are ongoing and people are getting indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
But, Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana is focused on one thing: his New Orleans Saints losing to the Los Angeles Rams 26-23 in an overtime match up in the NFC Championship Game that could have sent them to the Superbowl if they won.
He even went to the Senate floor to demand action.
Yes, we get it. It's the Super Bowl and people are pissed in New Orleans and his state. But, this is Congress. There are bigger issues.
Cassidy suggested Congress conduct oversight of the NFL with his comments including the grading of referees. He also raised issues of impropriety, saying that the referee could have been from Los Angeles, and the whole thing could be foul play.
"Saints fans want accountability for the officials."
Cassidy isn't the only one. More understandably, the New Orleans City Council filed a resolution with the NFL on what it says is an "injustice."
"What we saw on Sunday broke our hearts," Moreno said. "I don't accept that there's 'nothing we can do.' I want answers."
For those that still haven't seen the footage, watch below:
Drew Brees threw a third down pass to receiver Tommylee Lewis, who was thrown off his feet by Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman. No call was given, and it forced the Saints to kick a go-ahead field goal with enough time remaining for the Rams to tie the score at the end of regulation. The Rams later went on to win in overtime with a field goal kick by Greg Zuerlein.