Target: Speaker of the House John Boehner
Goal: Remove Representative Michele Bachmann from the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence due to her offensive remarks concerning Muslims
Recently, Michele Bachmann has been the subject of controversy due to offensive remarks she made about Muslims. She is a member of the House Intelligence Committee, which means she is in a position where her anti-Muslim views can be dangerous to others. However, despite her colleagues on the committee disagreeing with her comments, Bachmann stays in this position where she is privy to classified information.
Michele Bachmann publicly called for the Department of Justice to investigate Muslims in government positions for their ties to radical organization the Muslim Brotherhood. She claimed that Muslims in the government had used these alleged ties to ‘blacklist’ those who hold anti-Muslim views, despite many agreeing the views having no place in government work anyway. Other members of the House Intelligence Committee have publicly disagreed with Bachmann’s ideas. Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers has said of Bachmann’s statement, ‘That kind of assertion certainly doesn’t comport with the Intelligence Committee, and I can say that on the record.’
Despite the Intelligence Committee members disagreeing with Bachmann and understanding that her anti-Muslim views can affect her position in the committee, she has not been removed. The reason given for this lack of action is that her opinions were said outside the committee. However Bachmann chose to voice her opinions, it does not change her anti-Muslim views and the effect on her position and privilege to classified information. Tell Speaker of the House John Boehner that Michele Bachmann’s position on the Intelligence Committee makes her opinions dangerous to others, and she should be removed immediately.
Dear Congressman Boehner:
House Intelligence Committee member Michele Bachmann has publicly voiced her opinions on Muslim people working in government positions, and in her statement made clear her anti-Muslim sentiments. She has called for a full investigation of government employees based solely on religious beliefs. Other members of the Intelligence Committee have disagreed with her views, yet Bachmann remains a member of the same committee.
I ask you to remove Michele Bachmann from the House Intelligence Committee immediately. As a member of the committee, she is privileged to classified information about members of government, including those she wrongfully suspects. Bachmann’s anti-Muslim views will influence her position on the Intelligence Committee. Her bias should lead to her immediate removal.
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