Rep. Michele Bachmann didn’t get quite the Fox News welcome she’s undoubtedly used to when she visited the Your World show today. Host Neil Cavuto didn’t just disapprove of House Speaker John Boehner’s plan to sue President Obama, Cavuto got into a shouting match with her about it. Grab the popcorn!
Cavuto’s overall point was that the suit is a political stunt and a waste of time that would be better spent addressing real problems the country is facing. Rather than sue, the Republicans should just “fix whatever is wrong right now,” he said.
Cavuto told Bachmann, “I think you know in your heart of hearts this is a waste of time. There are far more important things that you guys have to be addressing than filing lawsuits past each other. …Rome is burning!”
Bachmann, of course, disagreed and also advocated for defunding the executive branch “while we have the option.”
That was pretty much the last straw for Cavuto. “You’re conflating issues and you’re being silly,” he said dismissively. "…I think Democrats would be in their right mind to laugh you out now.”
Just wait until she brought up impeachment.
But while Cavuto is understandably upset with Bachmann and, presumably, House leadership, he should also lay blame at the feet of his own employer. As Media Matters notes, Fox and other right wing media have been beating a steady drum for impeachment since early 2009. While Boehner says his lawsuit is not about impeachment, don’t believe him. The fact is, he’s doing exactly what Fox News has promoted for years.
Watch the fireworks below!