Senator Richard Blumenthal once again quoted Taylor Swift – this time during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Ticketmaster’s alleged monopoly of the live music industry with its Live Nation merger. Blumenthal was one of the few senators to quote Swift during the hearing, which included testimony from witnesses like Live Nation chairman and chief financial officer Joe Berchtold.
“Ticketmaster had the temerity to insinuate that the debacle involved in ticket presales was Taylor Swift’s fault because she wasn’t doing too many shows,” Blumenthal said during the hearing. “And may I suggest respectively that Ticketmaster should look in the mirror and say, ‘I’m the problem. It’s me. “”The quote comes from Swift’s 2022 hit song “Anti-hero.”