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If you happened to have watched C-SPAN Friday, you might have seen the U.S. House of Representatives do an OFFICIAL tribute to Michael Jackson. Members of Congress held a moment of silence in honor of the pop singer, 50, who died Thursday of a heart attack.

Friday is the last day that the House is in session before the Fourth of July recess. Members are working on passing energy -- aka climate change -- legislation and important spending bills. In the middle of this legislative activity, they gave up valuable time for a moment of silence for Michael Jackson. The King of Pop gets time on the House floor -- seriously?

Rep. Diane Watson (D-Calif.), surrounded by other members, explained the high-honor tribute: "We think it's appropriate to say we pay tribute to the culture (Michael Jackson) has left behind: his legacy."

Jackson was an accused child molester and admitted to sleeping in the same bed as young boys. He is, to say the least, not someone to be held up in high regard, and he's definitely not worthy of being mentioned on the floor of the U.S. Congress, no matter how great a performer he was in his day.

Watson also said -- in all sincerity -- "I just want to say to our House of Representatives . . . to the country and the world: A young man has left Earth and now resides in the stars."

Jackson's death was sudden, but he was neither young, nor healthy. He had so much plastic surgery that he had no nose. His appearance for many years suggested that he was weak and sickly; he often was seen in a wheelchair, wearing a surgical mask or covered in bandages.

Here is the video of the moment of silence for Jackson by our elected officials on Capitol Hill:




The U.S. House of Representatives should let TMZ cover Jackson's death and not use the hallowed floor of Capitol Hill as a stage for Neverland.

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