After having a gigantic drill used to create a new reservoir outside of Atlanta named after him in a naming contest (it’s called “Driller Mike”), state senator Nan Orrock sponsored a resolution honoring Killer Mike for his work on water infrastructure and his general community outreach efforts. As part of the honor Killer Mike, whose real name is Michael Render, got a chance to speak on the state senate floor.

Killer Mike took the opportunity to speak on a number of issues, all while wearing his chunky gold chain. Read part of his statements below.

“Our children deserve decent housing. Gentrification should not make children poor. Our school systems deserve more attention. Our teachers deserve more money. Our firemen deserve more money. And our policemen deserve more than new guns. They deserve to have enough cops on the street to be involved in the community.

“The charge that I give all of us in this hall today is to make sure that Georgia remains an equitable place not only for water, but for education, for workers’ rights, for where we’re living. It should be as fair for a rural white man in Georgia who’s trying to live by the land, as it is for a kid on the Westside of Atlanta trying to survive the concrete.”

[via WABE]