WATCH: Loony Michelle Bachmann Defends the Honor of Fox News Viewers

On Friday night, former congressman Michelle Bachmann responded to John Boehner’s claims that Fox News emboldened lunatics like her.

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People like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert would have never been elected to congress if it wasn’t for Michelle Bachmann. Bachmann, a religious extremist, rode the Tea Party wave into congress during the Barack Obama era.

In his new book, the former Speaker of the House, “calls the former Minnesota congresswoman, who ran for president in 2012, a ‘lunatic’ who embodied the ability of right-wing media to make ‘people who used to be fringe characters into powerful media stars.”

Bachmann reacted during Mark Steyn’s Friday Fox show. “The fact is when you talk about the elites in Congress, these people aren’t us, they’re not us, they abhor us.” she said.

The former congresswoman continued:

“They’re the handmaidens of the rich and the famous, that’s why they give get out of jail free cards to people like Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey. That’s what they are, they’re they’re actually more like low-level tools working to shill for their post-congressional life, and for people like us, we’re considered the lunatics. I mean, think of how lacking in self awareness do you have to be to call Fox viewers ‘lunatics’ because that’s really what they’re doing.”

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