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Despite Missing 40 Percent Of Votes, Bachmann Demands Obama Call Congress Back

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Last night during a campaign stop in Iowa, GOP presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said President Obama should call Congress back from its recess to steady the markets. “If I were president today, I would call all the members of Congress back into Washington, DC, and I’d say this: ‘Look, we are going to get this AAA credit rating back, and this is what we’re going to do,'” Bachmann said on Fox News. That’s a gutsy demand coming from a congresswoman who’s missed 40 percent of House votes to campaign for herself. Since formally announcing her candidacy, the chairwoman of the Tea Party Caucus has missed 50 of 135 votes. As the Hill noted Sunday, Bachmann’s caucus “was nowhere to be found” during the recent debt ceiling debate and has only held one meeting since Bachmann started it.