The Wisconsin Republican Party is trying to bash Democrats over the fact that a song by Chris Brown was played during an event where first lady Michelle Obama spoke to help boost Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke.
On Tuesday the Wisconsin GOP announced that it had filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the White House Office of Management and Administration seeking records related to “the inappropriate and violent soundtrack” that played during the event featuring the first lady. Specifically, the GOP wants more information about the fact that “Forever” by Chris Brown was played.
In 2009 Brown was sentenced to five years probation for assaulting his girlfriend, pop star singer Rihanna.
Read the request here. It demands for communications “regarding the approved soundtrack for the First Lady’s visit to Milwaukee, WI.” The request noted:
“As an example, the song that played immediately preceding Ms. Burke’s entrance on stage contains the following lyrics:
“So grab me by the neck and don’t you ever let go, mess me up so good until I’m begging for more.”
Burke is posing a serious challenge to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s re-election chances. The TPM Polltracker average gives Walker a slim 2.2 point lead over Burke.