The London Daily Mail has picked it up with an article critical of Long. Long's tweet read, 'No one could reach #AmyWinehouse before it was too late. Can anyone reach Washington before it's too late? Both addicted - same fate???' The Daily Mail response included the following:
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2018730/Congressman-Billy-Long-compares-U-S-debt-crisis-Amy-Winehouses-death-addiction.html#ixzz1TA4lTHer
Long, 55, is a controversial freshman Republican who represents Missouri's seventh congressional district.
He was elected despite accusations of a smear campaign, racism and homophobia and claims he was involved in sex parties.
Waitress Jennifer Case wrote on Facebook that the congressman was so bigoted he would refuse to be served at her restaurant by black or gay waiters.
Miss Winehouse was found at her North London home by a bodyguard on Saturday afternoon.
She had battled addiction for years and was believed to be ‘devastated’ after splitting up with her on-off boyfriend, film director Reg Traviss, who was seen outside her home hours after her body was discovered.
Her body is due to be buried tomorrow following an autopsy.