Michele Bachmann Skips Interview With Kevin Cohen, South Carolina Radio Host, For Fox News
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) was a no-show for a South Carolina radio interview Monday, choosing instead to hit up Fox News.
Bachmann was scheduled to call in to Kevin Cohen's program on WVOC-AM's in Columbia, S.C. at 4 p.m. Around 4:10, Cohen said he wasn't sure where Bachmann was and that she had never been late to call in for an interview on his show in the past.
Coming back from commercial break just after 4:30 p.m., Cohen announced that they had officially been stood up.
"The way I found out that Bachmann was not coming on is I looked up on the TV and saw Michele Bachmann was on Fox News instead," Cohen said.
Bachmann was indeed interviewed by Fox News host Neil Cavuto from 4:23 to 4:30 p.m.
Cohen had tried to bide the time waiting to hear from Bachmann by taking calls and discussing Newt Gingrich's immigration policies for over half and hour. He said he had no notice from the Bachmann campaign.
"I don't appreciate when we don't at least get a call or an email, that's with anybody, anything," Cohen said. "So I'm a little frustrated."
The Bachmann campaign did not immediately return a request for comment. Bachmann had been doing a slew of radio appearances earlier in the day, both national and local.
At 4:40 p.m., Cohen said even if she called, he wouldn't welcome the congresswoman on the show that day.
"I don't hold grudges, we'll give her another chance some time down the road," Cohen said. "But we're going to pass if they call again and say they'd like to do something, we'll pass on the Michelle Bachmann interview for today."
Amanda Terkel contributed reporting.