4 groan-inducing times senators tried to use Taylor Swift lyrics to own Ticketmaster

Three senators made a bunch of groan-inducing Taylor Swift puns at a Senate hearing Tuesday.  The Senate Judiciary Committee is investigating whether Ticketmaster's merger with

LiveNation is a monopoly.  Sen. Amy Klobuchar said this country knows capitalism and consolidation "all too well." The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday on

ticketing competition and consumer protection after the November on-sale for Taylor Swift's Eras Tour descended into chaos, locking out fans and barring thousands from securing

seats at one of her upcoming concerts.  Almost immediately after the debacle, some Swiftie senators took to Twitter to call out ticketing giant Ticketmaster, whose merger

with LiveNation was quickly put at the center of the blame. The Senate committee later agreed to investigate whether the merger has turned Ticketmaster into a

monopoly.  To make their cases, the Senate Judiciary Committee members at the hearing often invoked the beloved pop star's lyrics, provoking nationwide groans at their corny

tie-ins.  Sen. Amy Klobuchar, noted Swiftie, chose to call Swift's most famous breakup tune to the front lines in her testimony.  "I believe in capitalism and to have

a strong capitalist system, you have to have competition," Klobuchar said. "You can't have too much consolidation. Something that unfortunately for this country, as an ode to

Taylor Swift, I will say we know all too well." Sen. Richard Blumenthal suggested, "respectfully, that Ticketmaster ought to look in the mirror and say, I'm the problem,

it's me."