John M. Becker

Fox News Host, Michele Bachmann Get Into Shouting Match

Filed By John M. Becker | June 26, 2014 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Media
Tags: Fox News, Michele Bachmann, Neil Cavuto, shouting match, television

bachmann-cavuto-fox-shouting-match.jpgYesterday, Fox News host Neil Cavuto got into a shouting match with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) over Speaker John Boehner's announcement that House Republicans plan to sue President Obama -- at taxpayer expense -- for "not faithfully [executing] the laws."

Mediaite breaks down what happened:

While Bachmann was on Fox to defend the lawsuit, which claims that the administration has abused his powers via over-using executive privilege and wants to defund him, Cavuto exasperatedly pointed out that the timing of the lawsuit seemed too political to make sense. "You've been bemoaning it for a long time. Why now the suit?" he asked. "Why not just fix things that are very, very wrong now rather than dragging someone to court over whether they overstepped their bounds? It just seems to me like an enormous waste of effort."

Bachmann attempted to defend the lawsuit by hitting the GOP's talking points, Cavuto wasn't having any of it: Where was your rage with Democrats when Democrats were going after President Bush on the same use of executive orders? Because I think you knew then that was a waste of time then. I think you know in your heart of hearts this is a waste of time now."

Eventually it devolved to the point where Cavuto abruptly took the program to a commercial break as Bachmann was in the middle of a loud denunciation of Cavuto.

Watch the fireworks after the break.

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