Bachmann Hustled Out Of Press Conference When Asked About Ethics Problems

At a joint press conference Tuesday with a Republican state senator from Minnesota, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was rushed out of the room by aides and shielded from reporters as soon as she was questioned about potential ethics violations committed during her 2012 presidential campaign, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

Bachmann was conducting the press conference with state Sen. Sean Nienow (R) to discuss problems related to Medicaid reimbursement rates. But the congresswoman and tea party champion was ultimately asked about allegations of campaign finance violations from her White House bid last year, which could lead to an investigation by the House Ethics Committee.

When that subject was broached, “aides closed in blocking reporters and photographers and ushered her out of the room,” according to the Star Tribune.

A photo from the scene can be viewed here.

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