A leaked video obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation shows first-term Democratic Illinois Rep. Sean Casten rapping at a private campaign event about how supporters of President Donald Trump are “racist” and “loony.”
Casten has previously faced scrutiny for apparently linking gun ownership to genital size and for comparing Trump to Osama bin Laden. The leaked video was recorded on Sept. 28, 2019, when the congressman held a campaign event at a local bar featuring his own band.
“Congressman Sean Casten will reprise his role as keyboard player in Rockapedia,” a Facebook page for the event promised. During the event, the congressman stepped away from the keyboard to display his affinity for rapping to the crowd, the video shows.
“When I get angry, I write raps,” Casten tells the crowd in the video. “It’s kinda my thing. It’s not widely appreciated on Capitol Hill.”
“And I have these raps that I write, and I share them with people and they’re like ‘you should never do these live,’ and here we are,” he continues. He then delivers a rap that he wrote “on the last campaign.”
“There’s so many problems in the world today, and so many