It appears Cardi B's talents are needed in politics, too.

On Wednesday night, comedian and late-night host Stephen Colbert tweeted that he wants to start a petition to have rapper Cardi B issue the rebuttal to President Donald Trump's State of the Union (SOTU) address.



"I am starting a petition for the Democrats to let @iamcardib give the rebuttal to the SOTU. Sign it by retweeting this!" Colbert's tweet read.

A member of the opposition party typically gives the rebuttal. As C-SPAN notes, the 2018 rebuttal was given by Massachusetts Democrat Representative Joe Kennedy. However, following the reaction to a viral video Cardi made criticizing the government shutdown, it seems Colbert thought the rapper might be a good choice.

Many weren't opposed to this idea. So far, his tweet has over 25,700 (and counting) retweets.



One user even suggested the rebuttal be hosted by Colbert's program.



While Cardi's Instagram message calling out the president over the shutdown went over well with some, the "Money" rapper has been the target of criticism from members of the conservative media. Fox Nation host Tomi Lauren responded to Cardi's video with a tweet calling her the "the latest genius political mind to endorse the Democrats." That ignited a fierce rebuttal from the Bronx native, who emphatically stated she would "dog walk" the conservative host.

It seems Cardi will have some time to consider Colbert's call to action. Thursday, the White House announced plans to postpone the State of the Union until after the shutdown ends, The Hill reports. President Trump planned to give the speech next week despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announcing she'd refuse to let him give the address in the House chambers, as is traditional. 

The shutdown is currently in its second month. Furloughed workers will miss a second paycheck Friday.


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