Rep. Michele Bachmann, who’s been outspoken about the dangers of the ISIL terrorist group in the Middle East, has received credible threats from the group and now has a 24-hour Capitol Police security detail, says Politico.
The security detail will continue while she’s in D.C. and in Minnesota until her term ends at the end of the year. She is not seeking reelection for her seat, which represents the state’s 6th Congressional District.
Law enforcement wouldn’t elaborate on the nature of the threats, but Bachmann has been visible in her calls for action against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, as well as in her criticism of Islam, the story said:
Bachmann has been publicly critical of not only ISIL, but also Islam, calling on President Barack Obama to declare war on the religion during a speech at the conservative Value Voters Summit at the end of September.
“And I believe if you have an evil of an order of this magnitude, you take it seriously,” Bachmann said. “You declare war on it, you don’t dance around it. Just like the Islamic State has declared war on the United States of America.”
She has also introduced legislation that would renounce Americans’ citizenship if they join ISIL.