I’ll be honest, there’s a very small part of me that’s going to miss Michele Bachmann when she’s gone from Congress. Very few within the GOP display the true idiocy of conservatives quite like Rep. Bachmann. Though I get the feeling that she’ll somehow follow the path of many other conservatives before her and become a paid contributor for Fox News.
Take for instance an interview she did on CNN this past weekend where she came off looking hostile and robotic trying to desperately convince people that they should continue to care about Benghazi.
Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz sparred with Bachmann on CNN over the issue of yet another committee to once again investigate Benghazi.
Republicans maintain this is all about “finding out the truth.” Yet we already have tens of thousands of pages from investigations that have told us exactly what happened that night. Democrats are condemning this committee as nothing more than a partisan maneuver to raise money and further attempt to slander Hillary Clinton before 2016.
During the exchange Rep. Shultz was extremely respectful, letting Bachmann spout right-wing talking points about Benghazi in such a way that I could swear someone was speaking into her ear telling her what to say.
Yet when it was Shultz’s turn to talk, Bachmann continually interrupted her, even prompting Shultz to ask Bachmann to stop interrupting her because she was polite enough to let her speak when it was her turn.
“The Republicans are in the majority of the House of Representatives, so they can essentially do whatever they want,” Wasserman Schultz explained. “In creating this select committee, they have to, in order to make sure that the process is credible — which, the way they’ve set it up, it’s clearly not going to be and has an outcome that’s been predetermined — they have to treat the minority fairly.”
“That’s absolutely not true,” Bachmann interrupted.
“Candy,” Bachman said to CNN host Candy Crawley, “it’s really clear that the Democrats have tried to sabotage this process from the very beginning. We shouldn’t do that when we have questions about four people who’ve died. We’ve got to get to the bottom of this, and not politicize it. And unfortunately that’s what’s been happening with the Democrats.”
“We don’t have the ability to sabotage it!” Schultz countered.
Bachmann, in true conservative fashion, continued to repeat one misleading talking point after another. Whenever Schultz hit on a point which she knew was true, and countered popular right-wing propaganda, that’s when Bachmann would try to interrupt her.
Unfortunately, it’s clear that Benghazi isn’t going away anytime soon. But I do believe that if conservatives continue to try to push this issue with clear partisan intentions, it’s going to backfire on them heading into this November’s midterms.
Watch the segment below via CNN: