Kathy Griffin Reveals Michele Bachmann's Response to Bigot Question
Kathy Griffin revealed the exchange she had with Michele Bachmann recently where Griffin asked a tough question and was surprised at Bachmann’s response. INSIDE EDITION has the story.
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is blasted on national TV by comedienne Kathy Griffin.
Appearing on Conan Monday, Griffin revealed how she once met Bachmann and confronted her for not supporting a repeal of the ban on gays in the military.
Griffin said, "I met Michele Bachmann. Cuckoo! I asked her, 'Congressman Bachmann, were you born a bigot or did you, like, grow into it?' Her answer was priceless. She said, 'That's a good question. I'm gonna have to get back to ya.' If someone accused you of being a bigot, that's about as bad as it gets.' "
Griffin's shocking attack comes after Bachmann's victory in the Iowa Straw Poll this past weekend.
Bob Cusack of thehill.com told INSIDE EDITION, "Bachmann's support comes from the right, the conservative base. So when they see a Hollywood celebrity attacking Michele Bachmann, that's only going to make them work harder."
No comment from Bachmann campaigning today in South Carolina, where she wished Elvis Presley a happy birthday. The only problem is, today is the day Elvis died. His birthday is January 8th.
Bachmann's slip-up comes on the heels of the Newsweek cover that some have labeled sexist.
Former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell gave her reaction on Good Morning America Tuesday.
George Stephanopolous asked, "Was it sexist?"
"Absolutely. For some reason, female candidates get treated differently than male candidates, and especially conservative female candidates," said O'Donnell.
O'Donnell is promoting her new book Troublemaker, and is also speaking out about her infamous 2010 campaign commercial that became the talk of the nation when she denied being a witch.
"I did hate it," said O'Donnell.
She says she was talked into doing the ad by political advisors, against her better judgment. She also revealed she was once nearly chosen to be a co-host on The View.
Meanwhile, newly declared Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is stirring controversy by calling Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke "almost treasonous" at an Iowa campaign appearance.
"Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treasonous in my opinion," said Perry.
Cusack told INSIDE EDITION, "Are these strong words, 'treason'? Sure. Absolutely. At the same time, when you're in politics you want to attract the headlines and this has done that."
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