Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bachmann Called Cops When "Terrorized" By Lesbians Trying To Talk To Her

"In 2005, Republican Michele Bachmann — an extremely anti-​gay politician who made her name in state politics by opposing same-​sex marriage and trying to pass a constitutional amendment in Minnesota banning marriage equality — called the cops on two lesbians who tried to talk to her in a women’s restroom as she was washing her hands. Then-​State Senator Bachmann told police she was “absolutely terrified and has never been that terrorized before as she had no idea what those two women were going to do to her.” According to one report, Bachmann technically accused the two lesbians of kidnapping, and, again, according to another report, Bachmann technically may have falsely reported a crime.

“In April, 2005, a few dozen people showed up at the town hall for the April 9 event, and Bachmann greeted them warmly,” a profile by Michelle Goldberg at The Daily Beast states. “But when, during the question and answer session, the topic turned to same-​sex marriage, Bachmann ended the meeting 20 minutes early and rushed to the bathroom. Hoping to speak to her, [Pamela] Arnold and another middle-​aged woman, a former nun, followed her. As Bachmann washed her hands and Arnold looked on, the ex-​nun tried to talk to her about theology. Suddenly, after less than a minute, Bachmann let out a shriek. “Help!” she screamed. “Help! I’m being held against my will!”...."