Michele Bachmann tested CNN correspondent Dana Bash's speed on Tuesday when she tried to duck questions about some false claims she made during her recent speech to the CPAC conference.
"She literally raced away from our Dana Bash," Anderson Cooper told viewers on his show.
Bachmann made comments about the supposedly lavish lifestyle Obama leads inside the White House during her speech at CPAC, slamming the professional dog walker and multiple chefs she said were being paid with taxpayer money.
"The claims of $1.4 billion in White House perks and excess, they fail on the facts in simple fairness," Cooper said:
"Congresswoman Bachmann apparently got her information from a 131-page self-published book by a long-time Republican lobbyist. The book provides no specific sourcing for the claims it makes. No sourcing. According to the 'Washington Post,' which dug into this the only scholarly work on the subject was published in 2010 by the left leaning Brookings Institution. It found the Bush White House in 2008 cost about $1.6 billion to run. Nearly $1.1 billion of which went to the Secret Service and the White House chopper fleet, not perks. If Congresswoman Bachmann is right and that's a big if, the current occupants are actually $200 million cheaper."
CNN sent Bash after Bachmann.
"She was moving so fast, I have to tell you it tested my endurance," Bash told Cooper. The show then cut to video of Bachmann attempting to dart away from a nearly out of breath Bash, who tried to ask her about her claims.
"You talked about the excesses that he's engaged in, the fact that he has a dog walker, which is not true," Bash said.
"The big point of my speech was about Benghazi," Bachmann said. "This was an absolute disaster." She eventually stopped for a second and snapped at Bash for bringing up the dog walker.
"But Congresswoman, you're the one who brought it up!" Bash cried. Bachmann took this chance to flee.
"What's amazing about the quote is she tried to turn it against you as if, how dare you bring up a dog walker, something so petty when because of the horror of what happened in Benghazi," Cooper said.
"It takes a lot to make me speechless. I was speechless," Bash said.