Presidential campaign finance investigation
Bachmann is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee, the Federal Election Commission, the Iowa Senate Ethics Committee, the Urbandale Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation because of alleged campaign finance violations in her 2012 campaign for President.
It is alleged that members of her staff made under-the-table payments, that funds were illegally transferred from her leadership PAC to pay consultants for her presidential campaign and that hidden payments were made to Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson.
Additionally, a lawsuit has been filed alleging that Bachmann and several former staffers stole and misused an Iowa homeschool group's e-mail distribution list. The trial, Heki v. Bachmann, has been set for May 14, 2014.
On July 26, 2013, the House Ethics Committee announced they were conducting a full investigation of Bachmann, saying that they had received a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics.
On May 29, 2013, Bachmann announced that she would not seek re-election to her Congressional seat in 2014. Bachmann stated in an interview with Fox News in June 2013 that she was "not going silent," and would remain involved in politics. She did not rule out a future run for office, or even for the White House. She also said that probes into her campaign finance and the narrow margin of victory for her election were not a part of her decision to avoid seeking re-election.
I bet you even Ronald Reagan is ROLLING AROUND IN HIS GRAVE.
reply to post by buster2010
I have to agree with you. I don't know what Bachman may have started like before the full spotlight of national media turned on her, directly? She's become a raving lunatic of the extreme far right though. Not just a strong conservative or a proud right leaning American, but extreme to blaze a path extremists admire.
She also can't seem to read very well. Impeachment is a legal process like an indictment, as I'm sure you know. She ought to, as it wasn't that many years ago Bill Clinton was impeached in the House.
She's... umm.. Ahem... (Helloooooo Michelle????) indicting HERSELF. The House Of Representatives has sole responsibility for the origins of all spending bills in the US system. She could complain, if the House was hitting the Senate chamber with a full and complete bill a day to see turned down. Even I'd say it was pretty one sided then.. Now?
Oh.. She needs a mirror, eh? A BIG one....to capture her entire ego. It's a whopper in Jumbo size.
I know who Bachmann has come to remind me of. Does anyone else occasionally watch "1,000 Ways to Die"? It's like a TV version of the Darwin Awards and the fatal outcome isn't the point.....but she's become the living version of 'Musket Mary'.
Episode #440 / Teabagged
It's one of those stereotypes so extreme to the bubble headed bumper sticker on two legs, it's one of the funnier ones, despite poking fun at the general side of life I identify with. Errr....everything in moderation, and she needs a 12 Step program or something.
reply to post by darkbake
What is the worst that could happen if we do default? War? Famine? Nah. Just riots. Lots and lots of huge riots. Then marshall law. Then WAR. Then Revolution!!! Sounds like fun if you ask me. Good thing I'm stocked up on ammo. lol
I would say it is BS all together.
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reply to post by derfreebie
I think it's worth noting she isn't like any Tea Party people I know or have known, including a couple in my own family. Bachmann is bombastic and offensive when there isn't even anything gained by it. A bomb thrower like Randi Rhodes or others....except Bachmann is a sitting U.S. Congresswoman. (hopefully a solid Conservative or Libertarian can unseat her from her own district to change that).
I hope it isn't a bash fest, because the Tea Party is as much a 'party' as 'Occupy' was an organization. They both did and still do represent ideas and concepts for a way to live more than anything so organized as people outside attribute to them.
She's a nutcase these days, but if we're talking Tea Party as in a town? She's out past where the buses don't run as an individual, IMO.
Yet he's an elected government official along with all the rest of these idiots.
What a sad state of affairs.