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06/19/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Barney Frank, Michele Bachmann Face Off Over ACORN Funding (VIDEO)

Via Talking Points Memo comes this video of Barney Frank and Michele Bachmann going head-to-head over ACORN. Bachmann wants to deny ACORN federal funding by disbarring groups in which a member has been indicted from being eligible to receive money from the government. Frank pointed out that this was absurdly broad and that it provided all types of opportunities for punitive action from prosecutors with an axe to grind since they could shut off funding for a group simply by indicting someone.

Frank also pointed out that ACORN received significant federal funding from the Bush administration. TPM has more details here. Watch the exchange below.

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