Bachmann reappointed to intelligence panel, over critics' objections

Author:
Updated:
Original:

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner has reappointed Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) to the House Intelligence Committee, over the objections of critics who want her off the panel.

USA Today reports the group People for the American Way collected 86,000 signatures on a petition urging Boehner to remove Bachmann from the panel. The group says Bachmann's claims last year that certain federal employees are operatives of the Muslim Brotherhood were irresponsible.

Boehner was among several Republicans who criticized Bachmann for her remarks, which included implicating Minnesota's fifth district Congressman, Keith Ellison.

Sixth district voters elected Bachmann to a fourth term in Congress in November. Bachmann is unrepentant about her Muslim Brotherhood remarks. During the fall campaign she said President Obama has engaged in a policy of appeasement and that America is "losing our ability to identify our radical Islamist enemy."

Next Up

police tape, crime scene

Man found dead in Minneapolis from 'act of violence'

A woman was also fatally shot Sunday morning.

police lights

AMBER Alert: Missing 2-year-old found safe

The alert was issued Sunday evening.

Irv Cross

NFL Pro-Bowler, Twin Cities broadcaster Irv Cross dies at 81

Cross was a Pro Bowl cornerback, but his biggest impact was made after his career.

snow

Here's how much snow fell in Minnesota on Sunday

Some localized areas saw more than expected.

Lindsay Guentzel

For The Week: What's harder than making a meal plan? Sticking to it!

Lindsay Guentzel says you shouldn't give up on your meal planning routines.

snow, plow

Winter storm warnings issued as snow system shifts in Minnesota

The worst of the snow will now hit further north, affecting areas including St. Cloud and the I-94 corridor.

Matt Dumba

Matt Dumba beats the clock to give Wild sixth straight win

Dumba scored as overtime came to a close for another Wild victory.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Bradley Beal terrorizes Timberwolves in loss to Wizards

Beal and the Wizards handed the Wolves their seventh straight defeat.

Related

Bachmann accuses Obama of lying about White House intelligence leaks

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann is one of several Republicans who says President Barack Obama lied about not leaking intelligence information about drone strikes and other information on the war on terror. At a conservative gathering in Chicago Saturday, Bachmann said the information was leaked "to make Obama look like he was tough on terror."