Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann joins fellow conservatives Newt Gingrich and Tim Pawlenty in being attacked with glitter by gay rights activists.
According to the Star Tribune, the Minnesota congresswoman was “glittered” Saturday after delivering a speech at the RightOnline Conference. The publication reports that Minneapolis gay-rights activist Rachel E.B. Lang came up to Bachmann and twice chucked glitter at her. (Major Garrett critical of 2012 Bachmann bid because ’she can’t keep anybody on her staff’)
Bachmann continued walking even as Lang yelled, “You can run, but you can’t hide.” Lang was quickly removed by security.
“My response to Michele Bachmann’s hateful and anti-gay rhetoric was light-hearted, but these issues are very serious,” Lang said in a statement. “Bachmann’s support of groups like ‘You Can Run But You Cannot Hide’ show exactly how extremist she is — she in no way represents the values of Minnesota and certainly does not represent the values of America.”
During former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s book signing in San Francisco last week, two females threw pink glitter and feathers on him.
Last month, a protester dumped glitter onto Gingrich and his wife Callista during the former House speaker’s book signing.