(Huffington Post) Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) barely survived a Democratic challenge in November, despite a massive cash and spending advantage. Last week, however, Bachmann was back to business as usual, mounting another effort to repeal Obamacare before proudly announcing that she’d been reappointed to a key position on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
The committee decision by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was particularly upsetting for People for the American Way, a liberal advocacy group and ardent Bachmann foe, which found the appointment an “outrage” in light of the Minnesota Republican’s controversial crusade against Muslim members of President Barack Obama’s administration last year.
“While Rep. Bachmann’s Islamophobic fear mongering is a hit in conspiratorial right-wing circles, it’s beneath the level of discourse Americans should expect from members of Congress,” Ben Betz of PFAW said in an email to supporters on Tuesday. “And her views are nothing short of terrifying for someone sitting on the powerful Intelligence Committee.”