Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has bragged that she has a “titanium spine,” but an examination of police reports found that the Minnesota congresswoman has been quick to call law enforcement.
Bachmann’s complaints have included people egging her house, activists throwing glitter on her and even a claim of false imprisonment. None of the complaints have ever resulted in arrests, an investigation by The Miami Herald found.
Brad Trandem had a police report filed against him after he berated the congresswoman in an email. “I would also keep a little closer tabs on the dear hubby if I were you,” he wrote in the email.
Recent reports have suggested that Bachmann’s husband, Dr. Marcus Bachmann, runs a clinic that tries to “cure” homosexuality through prayer.
Trandem told the paper that he wasn’t trying to threaten the family or suggest Dr. Bachmann was gay himself.
After Bachmann sent an email to the Capitol Police with the subject “Email Threat to Rep. Bachmann,” Washington County law enforcement determined Trandem was not a threat.
Perhaps the oddest case involves two women who wanted answers from Bachmann about her stance against marriage equality.
In 2005, the congresswoman ended a town hall event early and rushed to a nearby public restroom when questions arose about her support for a proposed Minnesota constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage. Pamela Arnold, a lesbian, and Nancy Cosgriff, a former nun, followed the Minnesota Republican hoping for some answers.
“Help me! Someone get me out of here!” Bachmann reportedly screamed from the bathroom. “Help! You’re holding me against my will!”
“I was amazed and concerned when she erupted in this emotional outburst without provocation… I tried to apologize for any misunderstanding,” Cosgriff told the Herald.
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