2. Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert, and Steve King
Bachmann makes a rare double appearance on the list, for joining her fellow This Week In Crazy favorites, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Rep. Steve King (R-IA) in graduating from spreading irresponsible conspiracy theories to actively undermining U.S. foreign policy.
At the end of last week, the three stooges traveled to Cairo to meet with General Abdel Fatah el-Sissi, then held a press conference praising the government overthrow and crackdown against protestors he led. True to form, Bachmann led the charge to the fringe.
“We were cheering in front of our televisions back home in the United States,” Bachmann said of the violent upheaval, which killed hundreds and drew an official rebuke from the U.S. government. “We were cheering for you.”
Bachmann went on to falsely suggest that the Muslim Brotherhood was responsible for the September 11 attacks, saying “We’ve seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood posed around the world. We stand against this great evil. We remember who caused nine-one-one in America.”
King and the ever-incoherent Gohmert also offered their unconditional support for the military regime, with the Texas congressman even comparing el-Sissi to George Washington.
Video of the press conference, which can also be found in Secretary of State John Kerry’s nightmares, can be seen below via The Washington Post:
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