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Bachmann: 'All we should do' is issue subpoenas and hold hearings

Posted by: under 6th District Updated: July 22, 2010 - 3:29 PM

Should Republicans take back the House in November, Rep. Michele Bachmann said she wants the GOP to focus all of its attention on issuing subpoenas and holding hearings investigating the Obama administration and Democrats.

“I think that’s all we should do,” Bachmann said at the GOP Youth Convention in Washington on Thursday. “I think all we should do is issue subpoenas and have one hearing after another and expose all the nonsense that has gone on."

Bachmann said that Republicans have all their chips on the table in November. “This is the year — this is it,” she said.

Republicans need to gain 39 seats in November in order to retake the House, which even President Obama’s Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has admitted is possible.

By winning the House, Republicans would be able to issue subpoenas through controlling the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which has subpoena power. Currently, ranking member Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has not been granted access to subpoenas.

Bachmann is not a member of the Oversight Committee.

(h/t Three Fingers of Politics)

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