Rep. Michele Bachmann, continuing her drumbeat of criticism of President Obama's policies and priorities, ripped his rationale Wednesday for intervening in Libya, arguing that it isn't justified by any compelling national interest.
The Tea Party stalwart, riding a wave of national attention since aides said she may be on the cusp of a presidential run, also said she opposes giving military assistance to the rebels fighting Libya strongman Moammar Gadhafi, saying she believes al Qaida fighters have infiltrated their ranks.
"I would not have gone in" to Libya, Bachmann said on NBC's "Today" show.
Bachmann said what she callsthe "Obama doctrine" provides a misguided rationale for the United States "to enter into one country after another."
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."