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Michele Bachmann Fumbles Shakespeare: 'Thou Protesteth Too Much' (VIDEO)

04/26/2013 06:19 pm ET | Updated Apr 26, 2013

While speaking on the House floor Friday, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) tried to impress her colleagues by pulling out a famous quotation, but instead proved she needs to brush up on her Shakespeare.

Bachmann called out Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), for their passionate responses to sequestration despite the fact that President Barack Obama, a Democrat, signed the sequestration bill.

"Thou protesteth too much," Bachmann declared.

The line, which comes from Shakespeare's Hamlet, is in fact, "The lady doth protest too much." Bachmann's rendition was close, but the Bard -- whose birth and death were celebrated earlier this week -- probably wouldn't be impressed.

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