Rep. Hank Johnson’s ‘world without balloons’ speech meant to ‘deflate GOP message machine’

Helium does have other uses besides making party balloons float: it’s used in MRI scanners, for example. But … what about the balloons? The House voted today 394–1 to maintain America’s Federal Helium Program, and Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) very likely credits himself with bringing Democrats and Republicans together to avert the nightmare scenario of a world without ballons.

What kind of monster votes against helium?

Perhaps not thrilled to be the subject of another sure-to-be-viral video, Rep. Johnson issued a tweet to clarify that his remarks were only a moment of “levity.” He was being sarcastic, you guys.

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