Speaker John Boehner: Remove Michele Bachmann from the Intelligence Committee
Rep. Michele Bachmann has all-too-often voiced dangerous conspiracy theories claiming that the Obama administration is "aiding and abetting" radical Islamist groups. While Bachmann was roundly mocked and criticized for the baseless remarks, they were a hit in conspiratorial right-wing circles.
Members of the House Intelligence Committee are entrusted with classified information that affects the safety and security of all Americans. That information should not be in the hands of anyone with such a disregard for honesty, misunderstanding of national security, and lack of respect for his or her fellow public servants.
Bachmann's false and irresponsible attacks have gone too far even for her fellow Republicans and it is time she is removed from the House Intelligence Committee. This isn’t a Democrat vs. Republican issue. It's about defending all of our values.
Rep. Bachmann’s promotion of dangerous conspiracy theories shows she lacks the judgment to sit on the Intelligence Committee and be trusted with the information and duties which that post entails.
You were right to call her baseless allegations "dangerous." Now it's time to put your words into action. Please remove Rep. Bachmann from her seat on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence immediately.
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