Michele Bachmann

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Tell John Boehner: Remove Michele Bachmann from the House Intelligence Committee

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"Speaker Boehner, Michele Bachmann should be removed from the Intelligence Committee immediately!"

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Dear 5849376,

Tell John Boehner: Remove Michele Bachmann from the Intelligence Committee — click here to take action.

Representative Michele Bachmann is the Tea Party's queen of crazy. So what kind of a signal does it send that she's on the House Intelligence Committee where she has access to sensitive national security information?

Bachmann has actually said that gay marriage is the biggest problem facing the nation, financial reform efforts equate with Mussolini-style fascism, and that President Obama is "anti-American" and "turning our country into a nation of slaves."

Her loose association with the facts and her willingness to believe in all sorts of completely baseless conspiracy theories makes her one of the last people in Congress who should be entrusted with our nation's secrets.

Tell John Boehner: Remove Michele Bachmann from the House Intelligence Committee. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

One of Bachmann's most irresponsible actions was to launch an anti-Muslim witch hunt and suggest, à la Joe McCarthy, that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the American government.

Bachmann articulated her paranoid fever dream of a conspiracy theory during an interview with Glenn Beck, saying:

"The influence today of the Muslim Brotherhood at the highest levels, from the White House, to the Pentagon, to the FBI, even to our United States military, truly is breathless and people have to know about it."

Tell John Boehner: Remove Michele Bachmann from the House Intelligence Committee. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

As part of her witch hunt, Bachmann also suggested that a top aide to then-Secretary of State Hilary Clinton was part of the conspiracy, which was so obviously absurd that it led to rebukes from a number of prominent Republicans including John McCain and even John Boehner himself, who called the accusations "pretty dangerous."

Indeed, accusations like these are dangerous.

They are dangerous because they add a patina of legitimacy to the virulent and hateful Islamophobia that shamefully pervaded our society , all too often erupting into violence against people who are (or are believed by their attackers to be) Muslim.

And these kinds of public accusations are dangerous because the xenophobia they incite bring us as a country farther from the mutual recognition of shared human dignity that will help us peacefully and successfully resolve conflicts with others around the world.

Outrageously, Bachmann defended her accusations by suggesting that her position on the Intelligence Committee gave her access to classified information that backed her up. There's only one sure-fire way to make sure Bachmann doesn't do the same thing again, and that's to get her removed from the committee.

Send a message today, and tell Speaker John Boehner to remove Bachmann immediately from the House Intelligence Committee. Click the link below to automatically sign the petition:

http://act.credoaction.com/go/544?t=5&akid=7873.3291973.fvPNDa

Thank you for speaking out.

Matt Lockshin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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