Mar 21, 2013
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is up to her old tricks – lies to get national attention instead of solutions for the people of her district.
After a series of stories noting Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s absence from the national scene after her near loss in 2012, the former Presidential candidate reemerged with a bang. In an outrageous claim, Bachmann is now channeling her best Sarah Palin and saying that the Affordable Care Act “literally kills” people.
“Congresswoman Bachmann’s need to grab national headlines at every turn should remind voters that she’d rather be a Washington right-wing celebrity than solve problems facing Minnesota’s middle class,” said Brandon Lorenz of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Congresswoman Bachmann’s fact-free speeches might make good fodder for rightwing blogs and fundraising but they won’t get anything done for the people of Minnesota, who clearly signaled last year they’ve had enough. Congresswoman Bachmann should apologize for telling these outrageous lies and instead focus on getting the job done for Minnesota families.”
Bachmann even received two “Pants on Fire” ratings from non-partisan Politifact and Four Pinocchio’s from the Washington Post fact checker for some of her other recent comments. When confronted about these type of fact-free statements by CNN, she fled from the interview.
Star Tribune: Michele Bachmann is back in the headlines
City Pages (Minneapolis): Michele Bachmann: Obamacare "literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens" [VIDEO]
WaPo: Bachmann: Obamacare ‘literally kills’ people