Michele Bachmann Embarrasses Herself After Being Confronted with Facts About Benghazi (Video)

bachmann-benghazi-cnnI’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:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Al Johnson

    Does she even hear herself, accusing democrats of politicizing Benghazi .Why does the term ” Bat Shit Crazy” come to mind every time I hear her name …

    • Kewan L Woodard

      Bachman is really making herself look stupid and batshit crazy !

    • ProgressiveInNewYork

      That’s why she’s called Batshit Bachmann!

    • Hillary’s Diapers

      The good thing about Hillary is her lack of experience and ethics. Perfect candidate for all of you lunatics who aren’t smart enough to figure out a way to make your own money.

      • Greg Van Ho

        You are an idiot. You are probably what is referred to as White Trash. Please go home and watch Glen Beck and never open your mouth

  • GWB Mission Accomplished

    stupid is as stupid does…..

  • maria

    Headline is very misleading….what facts? It was a he said, she said argument from the video posted. Article was disappointing

  • she should go back into the corndog business

  • Veritas vos Liberabit

    I find it interesting that Bachmann said that the Democrats are politicizing this tragedy. Doesn’t she remember that very shortly after thus tragedy occurred, the Mitt Romney campaign and the Republicans wasted no time to politicized it? My question remains: How did the Mitt Romney campaign obtain information so soon after? And the Gop/Tea politicization of this tragedy continues.

    • Robb Thompson

      If what I’ve heard before is true, at some point along the way all of the leading “finalists” for the Presidential election get copied on the daily briefings, so that they will be up to speed if they should win the election. Now, I’m pretty sure the expectation is that they won’t use that knowledge to their political advantage, but then again…

      • cattnipp

        I think they get the same briefing from early November after they have won that right until late January when they take office……. not just from having a campaign.

    • cattnipp

      Mitt even went so far as to say he was waiting for something to happen that he could capitalize on if you remember……. I think there may have been champagne at the planning session on how to take the best political advantage——– after all the GOP had been chattering it up internationally about how they cut the budget for security at the embassies……. every year…… and continue to do so—- they were so concerned about those 4 deaths they cut the security budget AGAIN

    • Eg Kbbs

      You always project the worst parts of yourself upon others – it makes you feel superior. As a fundamentalist, she is an expert of projecting all the evils of the world onto “them.”

    • ICBM904

      Politicizing it? Which party’s making money off those four dead Americans?

      • Veritas vos Liberabit

        You appeared to be unhinged. Your question should be refer to Darrell Issa, not I.

  • slugsucker

    Why can’t the Republicans just find this Ben Gazzi guy and bring him in for questioning? I hear he’s got the proof of Weapons of Mass Destruction.

    • Pel Abbott

      Best comment EVER!

    • suburbancuurmudgeon

      Didn’t he star in a series in the 1960s called Run For Your Life?

      • slugsucker

        Haha. Close, but wouldn’t that be Ben Gazzara?

    • Matt Begley

      I think he’s hiding out with Al Kyda and the Tally Band

    • katherine norton malek

      LMAO slugsucker. Great response! Thanks. Enjoyed that. Simply cannot take these recurring investigations seriously anymore. Cannot get pissed or frustrated. Waste of time. Just have to find the humor & laugh til it hurts.

  • rick dalton

    what new questions hell the.y done had two committees hearing on it already it the same old shit just a different day. This is no more then a political ploy by the tea party and republican to try and throw mud at Mrs. Clinton cause the idiot party has no one who can beat her if she runs

    • cattnipp

      when Obama signs the confession that includes shooting Lincoln; kidnapping the Lindbergh baby; blowing up the Hindenburg; and sinking the Titanic, among other things………. the GOP will cease torturing our nation……. isn’t that how it normally works???

      • GenerallyConfused

        No, then they’d demand to have a hearing on those, and then demand his birth certificate…again.

        Oh, and wasn’t it Obama’s fault that Hitler and Stalin rose to power?

      • Fr. Mark Poirier

        Didn’t he help to design the concentration camps too?

      • GenerallyConfused

        Obama must have been really busy before he was born.

      • Fr. Mark Poirier

        The democrats plotted so that he looked younger – they roll like that…

      • cattnipp

        the RWNJs do not “believe in” the birth certificate, so it does not count …… so no proof he was not there

        just ask any RW loon

      • grannieannie2

        I think Obama was also to blame for Gawd kicking Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden. Funny that according to the fairy tale Gawd didn’t kick the snake out of Eden.

  • MassVeteran

    Well you have to give Michele some credit since I believe she is the only Congresswoman who knows that our Revolution started with a battle in Concord, NH. But seriously, we need to thank Michele and faux news since together it appears they are sabotaging republican campaigns with far greater effectiveness than any Democrat could. If faux and friends want to continue riding this Benghazi bandwagon, I’m in, because they are losing votes daily as Americans’ are realizing that since Sep 11, 2012 we have already dug into what happened as much as anyone can. There is really nothing left to learn, but millions of more dollars to piss away in a political effort to convince those who are already convinced that the current administration could have done something that they couldn’t do. Fact, war ships were not turned around, fact, rescuing those at the consulate was a bridge too far, fact the administration was not consistent on talking points and they were politically motivated. How is that different from republicans using talking points to try to discredit the administration. We all get it. So why waste millions to tell us what we already know, but worse, how dare republicans attempt to convince Americans’ that they are fiscally responsible when all they are doing is pissing away taxpayers hard earned money. At 6 months out, there are Congressional and Senate battles that appear to be demonstrating that not only will Democrats keep the House, but they are risking the Senate! Keep it up!!!!! I am all for the new Benghazi hearings!!!! Because when we learn what we already know, more Independents and those on the fence are going to know the republican party is just that, a party, a party gone bad!

    • Real USMC Vet

      Hey REMF. You sound like a female version of Edward Snowden. Go get yourself some drano and drink it down. Traitorous dork.

      • David A Konop

        Seriously? Unlike you who waves a flag and calls himself an American voting for those who use you as puppet and vote against your benifits, I graduated from Ranger School. I have jumped out of perfectly good aircraft, repeled from helicopters, served in Iraq, Afghanistan and was in Libya on Oct 29, 2011. I would be happy to present you with the documentation to back that up. You can look at yourself as a real USMC vet. Well ty for your service. I have served overseas for over 10 years and have been deployed to Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan and while assigned to US Army Africa traveled to 10 African countries including Libya. So I am going to assume that you have a long ways to go to match my Patriotism.

      • BD

        Don’t feed the troll! Always remember these rules when you see a troll… no talk, no touch, no eye contact 🙂

      • grannieannie2

        We have to be careful with trolls because you know trolls sleep beneath bridges and who knows what manner of diseases they’ve picked up there. I believe insanity and gullibility are in the forefront.

      • cattnipp

        Chris Christie appears to be a bridge troll

      • cattnipp

        wow….. ya sound like you are going to lay it out and measure……… HOWEVER the creepy dude who you are answering got deleted…. I do not even want to consider what vomit he had posted here.—– and thank you for being willing to give your life for us….. I am sure you would not have budged if they said it was for Cheney’s bank account……….. I wish you many blessings, among them being PEACE within yourself.

      • grannieannie2

        I sincerely believe that very few if any veterans accumulated any gain by serving their countries in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was those that got all manners of deferments who also lied us into those wars that accumulated dollars from h*ll.

      • MassVeteran

        By the way nameless Snowden, the next time you attempt to call out a true Patriot a simple Google check would save u the embarrasament of costing republicans a few more votes. Real USMC LOL.

    • grannieannie2

      And we all know how much parties cost, especially taking into consideration the booze and party drugs.

  • LEK56

    I wish we’d just boycott these pointless shows.

  • BD

    Bachman had a functioning brain cell once but it died of loneliness.

  • Altreg01

    Just idiots preaching to the choir while not so secretly trying to discredit the probable next POTUS. We see how well rethugs worked with a minority POTUS, imagine how immature and childish they will be with a female POTUS. That alone is reason enough for me to NOT want Hillary to run, because it will be more of the same of the childish antics from congress. Non stop filibusters and other garbage.

    • karensc

      Then, we just need to vote out these childish and immature idiots from Congress!

    • Roberta Ochoa

      Let’s not give them the opportunity!!
      This is EXACTLY why we need to vote in these MidTerm elections and we need to make sure we get as many of our friends & family to vote as well!

    • grannieannie2

      I kinda wish Michelle Obama would run. She’s a fabulous b*tt kicker.

  • suburbancuurmudgeon

    Why does the media still give Bachmann air time?

  • bob evans

    She so Bat Shit Crazy that even Fox News thinks she a loon…..lol

  • Alex Vogel

    I’m going to miss this ditsy broad when she’s gone. I’m seriously about 27% dumber after listening to her try to form a coherent sentence. Who was stupid enough to elect this floozy dimwit in the first place ????

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      white trash regressive religious scum

  • Robert Langham

    I honestly believe the republicans should just put up a tickett for the 2016 election of Palin /Bachman a sure fire winner for them!

  • Tamaracboy

    Michele Bachmann has never met a fact . . . (full stop)

    • noah vail

      sure she has…her husband is as queer as a coke bottle with arms and that’s a fact (republican style)…it’s on the internet so it must be true…lolol

  • ICBM904

    We don’t have questions about the four people who died. We know what happened. The question the Pubs are trying to raise is some cockamamie “conspir’cy” or “cover up” after the fact that really makes no sense at all. Bachmann can’t even keep straight what part of the stupid the Pubs are blathering about.

  • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

    vote white trash regressive religious scum in november

  • Turnipblood

    I will give you everything in my lunchbox if she isn’t screwing up the politics in Switzerland within two years. Seriously.