Everyone’s favorite right-wing nut, Michelle Bachmann, and FOX hack Neil Cavuto, found themselves in an epic shouting match on Cavuto’s show over a lawsuit filed by the House of Representatives against the Obama Administration. The argument became so heated that Cavuto cut to a commercial in the middle of Bachmann admonishing him.
The lawsuit filed by the House accuses the President of abusing his powers via over-use of the executive privilege and wants to defund his office. Bachmann, unsurprisingly, was defending the lawsuit, but Cavuto — exasperatedly — pointed out that the lawsuit’s timing made it seem “too political to make sense.”
“You’ve been bemoaning it for a long time. Why the suit now? Why not just fix things that are very, very wrong now rather than dragging someone to court over whether or not they overstepped their bounds? It just seems to me like an enormous waste of effort.”
In her defense of the lawsuit, Bachmann hit each of the GOP’s talking points. Cavuto remained unimpressed, however:
“Where was your rage with Democrats when Democrats were going after President Bush on the same use of executive orders? Because I think you knew then that it was a waste of time. I think you know in your heart of hearts this is a waste of time now.”
The situation quickly devolved, to the point where Cavuto cut the program to a commercial break while Bachmann was in the middle of loudly denouncing him. When he returned, he apologized to Bachmann for “accidentally” cutting her off, but added:
“I don’t apologize for my sentiment for the fact that we are wasting time filing lawsuits against one another. These types of charades — and I’m sorry, that’s what I call them — are just that, charades.”
Wow. Truth from the strangest places lately.
Watch Neil Cavuto slam Bachmann.
h/ t Mediaite