'Bachmann Abbey'? Lawmaker's family mimics 'Downton' cast photo


Apparently U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and her family are huge fans of the hit PBS series "Downton Abbey."

The Huffington Post reports that Bachmann's daughter, Sophia, posted a photo of her family, "Downton Abbey" style, on her Facebook page. The portrait – akin to a promotional photo you'd see of the aristocratic Crawley family for the Masterpiece-produced TV show – included the caption, "Bachmann Abbey."

Bachmann's "Downton Abbey" photo tribute didn't sit well with the blog The New Civil Rights Movement, which branded the Minnesota Congresswoman a "hypocrite" after she posted the photo on her Facebook and Twitter accounts.

The blog says, "What Bachmann neglects to mention is that in 2010, the Tea Party Republican Congresswoman from Minnesota co-sponsored a bill to eliminate federal taxpayer funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting — which provides millions of dollars in federal funding to PBS, NPR, and local public television stations."

Post by Downton Abbey.

The "Downton Abbey"-inspired photo marks the latest happening in a strange week for Bachmann in the public spotlight.

On Wednesday, the satire site Newslo posted an article that circulated on social media that claimed Bachmann was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Fort Collins, Colorado – a fake piece that some readers thought was real.

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