A U.S. congressman paid tribute to Beyoncé on the floor of the House of Representatives to kick-off Women’s History Month.
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commemorate the end of Black History Month and the beginning of Women’s History Month by honouring an individual who represents both so well. She’s an icon, she’s a legend, and she is now and forever the moment. I wanna celebrate none other than who I believe is the undisputed queen of pop and R&B: Beyoncé Knowles Carter,” said representative, Robert Garcia.
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He added, “Now a few weeks ago, this brown-skinned girl out of H-town won her 32nd Grammy, giving her the most Grammy wins of all time. But Beyoncé is so much more than a performer and a singer. She’s a creator and an artist.”
Representative Garcia then quoted ‘Yoncé’ by Beyoncé to cite his own experience watching Destiny’s Child perform for the first time. He said it was “life-changing for me and the way I experience music.”
“Beyoncé’s also a role model for millions across the country,” he added. “She’s stood up for voting rights, for feminism, for women and girls, for my community — the LGBTQ+ community. For my generation and so many others, she simply is the greatest of all time. Her story is history.”
Beyoncé also won multiple honours at the 2023 NAACP Image Awards including outstanding female artist and outstanding soul/R&B song for ‘Cuff It’.
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