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The government shutdown has been going on for 26 days and counting—the longest stretch in U.S. history, CNN reports. Cardi B, who has spoken up about political issues and current events before, took to Instagram to express her thoughts.

“Our country is in a hellhole right now, all for a fucking wall,” the “I Like It” rapper said. “We really need to take this seriously. I feel like we need to take some action.”

 

 

The video was posted last night, and has amassed 10,000,000 views and counting. Among these viewers were Democratic Senators Brian Schatz and Chris Murphy, who hilariously tweeted back and forth with Senator Chuck Schumer, trying to decide whether or not to retweet the clip.

“Guys, I’m still holding my breath. Are you gonna RT Cardi B or not?” Schumer tweeted.

In all seriousness, though, Cardi raised some important points. She mentioned that yes, there was a shutdown under Obama, but that was about healthcare, which is significantly more important than a wall. (“So your grandma could check her blood pressure, and you bitches can go check your pussy at the gynecologist!”) She also drew attention to the fact that Trump has ordered federal employees to return to work without pay.

“Bitch, I’m scared,” she said. “This is crazy.”

Top photo from "I Like It" via YouTube / Cardi B

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Lydia Wang is a writer, a Pisces, and one of BUST's digital editors. Find her on Twitter or say hi: lydiaw@bust.com.

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