Shocking news: There was a funeral service where cameras were present, and Sheila Jackson Lee showed up.
Lee had a big speech at today's Michael Jackson's...whatever it was. And she went on and on. For eight minutes. (If the video above doesn't work, try here.)
Lee quickly became a huge topic on Twitter. And as with all things Lee, opinions were divided.
The anti-Lee tweets:
handymankyle: Sheila Jackson Lee compared MJ to people in the bible then said they work with all faiths, and then She called MJ the KING... Retard!!
georgejbrown: finally tweetin bout Sheila "Jackson" Lee ! How & who let her speak! that women is everywhere!
j_andersen: Sheila Jackson Lee says she "grew up with" MJ. First Jackson 5 single: Dec. 1969. Lee born: 1950. "Grew up" indeed! (via @jstrevino)
Dave2112: Sheila Jackson Lee is a political whore of the worst kind.
TweepTheLeg: RT @taylorich My congresswoman at work. Sheila Jackson Lee at MJ's Memorial. Think you could do something about the potholes on our road?
But not everyone was appalled:
SLGreenJr: I need to recant statements earlier.. Sheila Jackson Lee.. did her thang at the funeral!.. Exactly what was needed for that occasion!
SungSings: BTW, Sheila Jackson Lee is an amazing speaker.
RT @Chrystan_ i never thought i would see the day that Sheila Jackson Lee would be a trending topic on twitter......HTOWN BABY! lmao!
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natalierose: Sheila Jackson Lee was brilliant! She showed the haters what time it is!
@KatieJarl WOW! Somebody who shares my sentiments. Sheila Jackson Lee spoke very eloquently! I don't know about the Bill, but YOU GO GIRL!!
That's our Sheila, America. Welcome to our world.