Bachmann Beat: 'The Republican Party Is Extremely Pro-Women'
An aggregated weekly roundup of news and commentary about U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann.
Sixth-district congresswoman Michele Bachmann will see her district’s borders changed this afternoon, but she has said she plans to run for reelection regardless of how the redistricting process pans out.
In the midst of a federal investigation into whether Minnesota intentionally raised health insurance premiums for low-income residents, Bachmann has called for greater transparency and more fastidious auditing.
“We as lawmakers have an obligation to ensure that Minnesota’s payment and oversight practices are both accountable and transparent,” she said at a Monday press conference.
Bachmann blasted President Barack Obama’s record Sunday on CNN, labeling his foreign policy his presidency’s “worst act.”
The GOP candidates “understand foreign policy,” she said. “Probably President Obama's worst act as president has been on foreign policy. That hasn't begun to have the level of scrutiny that it needs to have.”
She also defended the Republican Party against critics who claimed it was misogynistic after party leadership protested the Obama Administration’s policy to require religious institutions to pay for their employees’ contraception.
“There is no anti-women move whatsoever. The Republican Party is extremely pro-women,” Bachmann said. “What we saw was President Obama's signature piece of legislation, which is ‘Obamacare,’ demonstrated 3-D.”
Bachmann declined to compete in the ABC reality show “Dancing With the Stars” despite her “10th grade polka success.”