Representative likens Congress to the late Amy Winehouse

Amanda Seitz Contributor
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Republican Rep. Billy Long thinks if Congress doesn’t shape up and pass a slim budget, it will follow in the footsteps of the drug-addicted and now deceased Amy Winehouse.

The Missouri freshman isn’t suggesting rehab for his colleagues — not just yet — but he tweeted his belief that the deceased singer Winehouse and Congress share addictive personalities.

“No one could reach #AmyWinehouse before it was too late,” the congressman tweeted Monday. “Can anyone reach Washington before it’s too late? Both addicted — same fate???”

Winehouse was found dead in her home Saturday, July 23. The Grammy-winning artist had entered rehab a number of times for her drug addiction and even penned a song about her struggles titled “Rehab.”

Though the Rep. Long didn’t specify what Congress is addicted to, in recent tweets he has lamented Senate Democrats’ responses to the failed Cut, Cap and Balance Act.

Earlier, Long tweeted another poetic complaint about budget talks. (Winehouse’s ex-husband: I’ll never again feel the love I felt for her)

“Cleaning up the Democrats [sic] left over mess from no FY11 Budget I feel like a new BB [Basketball] Coach taking over a program NCAA gave the Death Penalty to,” Long’s twitter account read April 5.

Rep. Long has had a Twitter account since 2009.