Three years ago, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) was happy, “humbled” even, to be included in the National Women’s History Museum’s online exhibit “Profiles in Motherhood.”
But it turns out she doesn’t support the institution that recognized her.
The House voted Wednesday to appoint a bipartisan commission to conduct a feasibility study for the nearly two-decades-in-the-making National Women’s History Museum. Thirty-three House members, and just two women, voted against the measure. It’s safe territory for Republicans because the plan is to fund the museum with private money. Right now the museum exists only as an idea, with an active Web site.
Bachmann, who ran for president but said recently that many in the country aren’t ready for a female president, bashed the idea of the museum, which she said would “enshrine the radical feminist movement that stands against the pro-life movement, the pro-family movement, and pro-traditional marriage movement.”