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Conservative senators tell the right: Drop the Taylor Swift fixation, enjoy the Super Bowl

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Right-wing corners of social media currently contain plenty of unfounded conspiracy theories about the Super Bowl, NFL, Taylor Swift psyops and Joe Biden. But some conservative senators aren’t having any of it.

“There’s no truth whatsoever,” said Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), a former college football coach. “Football is football. Hopefully we stay closer to that than we can all this social media.”

He added: “I don’t think it’s gonna make any difference in this election.”

It was a sentiment shared by Senate supporters of Swift’s boyfriend Travis Kelce and his Kansas City Chiefs, who will head to Las Vegas to face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII on Feb. 11.

“If they’re both in love, good for them, and I have a 13-year-old that’s a huge Taylor Swift fan,” said Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.), a staunch Chiefs fan. “She’s a pop star and she’s got a boyfriend who plays for the Chiefs, and I don’t probably [need to] overcomplicate things.”

That’s also the view of Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), who wore a Chiefs tie to Senate votes Wednesday.

“That’s all nonsense,” he told POLITICO. “Everyone should embrace the Travis and Tay-Tay story. I think it’s a great story, an American love story, something that Walt Disney wrote. So we just wish them the best. I think it’s great for the NFL.”

He added of Swift’s past support for Democratic politicians and causes: “I think I’m able to separate politics from football, from entertainment.”