Bachmann gets British air time at Thatcher funeral
April 17, 2013 — 1:27pm
Reps. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, conservative stalwarts in the U.S. House, got plenty of Sky News airtime in London today as part of a congressional delegation to the funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Bachmann, donning a 1920s-style cloche hat, called Thatcher a "strong woman of faith" and "the most consequential political woman of the last 100 years."
Bachmann, who often compared herself to the "Iron Lady" during her presidential run, promoted the appearance through Twitter and her congressional office.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."