Michele Bachmann’s Security Crew Is ‘Physically Aggressive’

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 13:  Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol July 13, 2011 in Washington, DC. Bachmann spoke on legislation regarding the debt ceiling and military benefits.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 13: Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol July 13, 2011 in Washington, DC. Bachmann spoke on legislation regarding the debt ceiling and military benefits. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Photo: Win McNamee/2011 Getty Images

According to journalists following the Republican candidate's campaign, the team's most pugnacious member is a "tall, silver-haired man" identified by a spokeswoman as a former Secret Service agent who has guarded presidents and "knows exactly what needs to be done." Reportedly, that includes tussling with Fox News' Scott Brown, threatening to break the arm of a Norwegian writer, and "pushing away the hands" of autograph-seekers while riding a speeding golf cart. Other aides have been observed shoving camera lenses — and CNN’s Don Lemon and ABC's Brian Ross. Bachmann might want to think about taking on some less personality-prone staff, lest the zany cast of characters she's hired start to outshine her. [Politico]

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