John McCain couldn’t walk and chew gum at the same time and apparently, neither could Michele Bachmann. Consumed with her presidential desire, Bachmann has been missing in action for the entire month of September, deciding not to do her primary job of representing the people of Minnesota.
After Standard and Poor’s downgraded the U.S. credit rating in August, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) called for Congress to return immediately from its recess to restore the nation’s AAA rating.
But when lawmakers eventually returned to Washington in September, Bachmann did not.
The House held 60 votes during the month of September, and the Minnesota Republican missed them all.
Bachmann spent the month on the presidential campaign trail, where she sought to build on her August victory in the influential Iowa straw poll. She tried to attend President Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress on Sept. 8, but weather delays caused her to miss the speech.
The people of Minnesota should definitely have something to say about this. This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase taxation without representation.0