Rep. Michelle Bachmann is slated to go under investigation after the Iowa Supreme Court chief justice appoints an investigator, according to a report by Salon. The investigation will look further into the allegations that Bachmann committed ethics and criminal violations during her farcical 2012 presidential campaign.
The allegations center on charges that Bachmann misappropriated funds to promote her book and that her presidential campaign laundered money. Bachmann’s former chief of staff will be a definite testimonial heavyweight for the prosecution. The aide, Andy Parrish, will soon sit before an Iowa Senate ethics panel to testify against his former employer. Another one of Bachmann’s top aides, Peter Waldron, claimed “that Bachmann failed to pay her campaign staffers, among other charges.”
“The time has come to confirm that ‘Witness A’ is Andy Parrish, and he’ll be providing an affidavit with supporting material that completely supports the representations previously made by Peter Waldron,” said Parrish’s attorney.
Perhaps the biggest charge is Bachmann allegedly paying off Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson to work on Bachmann’s 2012 presidential trainwreck. Parrish claims that Sorenson was receiving about $7,500 monthly. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Iowa Supreme Court-appointed investigator will also look into allegations of Sorenson stealing an online catalogue of homeschool families from another campaign worker. Sorenson allegedly stole the catalogue with intentions to solicit them for Bachmann campaign support.
Right-wing loud mouth Glenn Beck has swooped in attempting to rescue his fellow Tea Partyer. Beck wholeheartedly insists that Bachmann has fallen victim to a plot cooked up by “radical Islam.” Beck said that Bachmann caught the wrong side of a “radical Islam” “infiltration” of the United States.
Republican politicians and campaign aides accusing another Republican politician of money laundering is connected to Islam? This is but a tiny look at the current state of right-wing politics and pundits.
Joshua de Leon is a writer and researcher with Ring of Fire.