Bachmann turns to BuzzFeed to say goodbye to Congress
December 1, 2014 — 9:10pm
Bringing her term in Congress to an end, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann creates a buzz-worthy list of things she will miss.
Her list of 16 miss-able things, posted on BuzzFeed, ranges from the serious -- "Daily reminders of our nation’s founding" -- to the snarky -- "MSNBC’s even-handed reporting" -- to the slightly bizarre -- she sings a snippet of "Thrift Shop," Mackelmore's modern paean to discount shopping.
Bachmann, who stirred up more controversy, attention, adoration and dismay than most House members in her four terms, decided not to run for a fifth term early this year. She has not said what she will do next.
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."