Bachmann Supporters Stand by Her

Michele Bachmann may have few allies in Washington right now, other than her fellow Republican representatives who attached their names to her controversial letter claiming the infiltration of the U.S. government by the Muslim Brotherhood, but she’s still a big hit back home. While members of Congress from both sides of the aisle have shunned the representative from Minnesota for accusing two of the U.S. government’s prominent Muslims of having ties to the Islamist group, supporters near the Twin Cities think Bachmann’s contrasting views will keep her in office. One supporter—who said he believes President Obama goes to Martha’s Vineyard to observe Ramadan—told Politico that Bachmann is the “only one telling the truth about this thing.” Another supporter said she doesn’t “think [Bachmann] would make something up.”