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Bachmann on Sandusky: I’d ‘Beat Him to a Pulp’

On Meet the Press this morning, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) was asked about the Penn State horror. Bachmann told David Gregory that while she felt it was a state issue, her response as a parent would be forceful to say the least.

“If that was my child, my automatic reaction would be even though I’m a small woman, I want to find that guy and beat him to a pulp,” Bachmann said.

Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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