Bachmann May Have Violated House Rules

Posted by | November 11, 2009 15:00 | Filed under: Top Stories

You’re not supposed to use House franking privileges to promote party or movement-building events, but Michele Bachmann may have violated that rule.

Could be, at least technically. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s House home-page shout-out to tea party types for her Nov. 5 rally on the West Front steps may have violated the letter of the administration committee’s rules on the use of official, taxpayer-funded websites.




Bullet point No. 3 in the Web “Content” section of the rules says member sites: May not include grass-roots lobbying or solicit support for a member’s position.


That’s why the tea party gathering was called a “press event” rather than a “rally,” although Bachmann’s invitation didn’t make it sound that way:

The people need to make a House Call on Washington this week and tell their Representatives to vote no to a government takeover of one-fifth of our economy. This is gangster government at its worst.”


Besides, there was no press availability at the “press event.”

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