In honor of today’s Day of the Action, @CoryBooker & I had our own #BattleForTheNet. Check out who won and how you can get in the game by calling your Senators and demanding they support our bill. We just need #OneMoreVote to #SaveTheInternet and preserve #NetNeutrality. #mtpol pic.twitter.com/Yh838mqVOd
— Senator Jon Tester (@SenatorTester) February 27, 2018
Have you ever wanted to see two middle aged senators duke it out on the basketball court in a no-holds-barred contest of pure, waning adrenaline? Of course you haven’t. Still, that didn’t stop Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) from participating in this raucous 1-on-1.
Oh, wait a minute. It’s actually a PSA, of sorts, to help save net neutrality. The video freezes as Booker takes jump shot. Consider it like one of those old school Rick Astley interruption videos — also known as Rickrolls.
“This is your Internet without net neutrality,” a caption reads as the ball floats in mid-air, while a loading screen interrupts the video.
Booker goes on to inform viewers that “Net Neutrality, keeping a free and open Internet, is so close right now to being saved.”
Tester adds that Democrats need just one more senator to join their cause, thus getting them to 51 senators who oppose ending net neutrality — forcing a vote on the matter.
As for the game, the highlight was Tester practically tackling Booker at the 31-second mark. (Granted, it was totally a foul. Maybe even a flagrant.)
Sadly, no final score was announced. Boo! I had all my money on Tester.
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