US politician Wendy Rogers made statements concerning meme coin investors. Shiba and Dogecoin are once again the subject of American politics.
After Rogers introduced a bill to use Bitcoin as a means of payment in Arizona last week, he has now set out to impress the community behind these two memes.
Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers said in a post on Twitter that she did not understand the biggest meme coins Shiba Inu (SHIB) and Dogecoin (DOGE). However, she shared that people should be able to buy the cryptocurrencies they want and that this is a requirement of freedom.
Also on Monday, the pro-Trump Republican Senator, who is in the election denial movement, also proposed exempting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies from property taxes.
Rain of Messages From XRP Investors
Members of the XRP community flooded Rogers' Twitter account with messages mentioning Ripple's native coin. In response to the messages, the famous politician said, "Every time I say Bitcoin, people start saying Ripple (XRP)? What is XRP?" he said, angering the crowd even more.
This tweet re-ignited a heated debate among Bitcoin and XRP proponents. On-chain analyst Dylan LeClair has outraged the XRP Army by calling XRP a scam.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a lawsuit against Ripple and its two top executives, alleging that they earned more than $1.3 billion through unregistered securities sales. The case has not yet been concluded, but the long trial process has caused Ripple's native token to lose a lot of blood.
In fact, Rogers is not the only right-wing politician to make statements about cryptocurrencies. Last month, Republican Ohio Senate nominee Josh Mandel lent his support to the crypto ecosystem. However, this support was widely ridiculed on Twitter, finding it inept.