Retiring Rep. Michelle Bachmann is saying goodbye to Congress in the most contemporary of ways – through listicles, tweets and videos, including one that involved her rapping.
Bachmann, R-Minn., looked back this week on her eight years in Congress in a BuzzFeed post titled, "16 Things I’ll Miss About Being in Congress," with GIFs, pictures and YouTube videos from the Capitol.
"Congresswoman Bachmann wanted to showcase the lighthearted side of congressional work beyond the headlines," said her spokesman Dan Kotman. "It was a collaborative effort, with the Congresswoman offering her direct input on the list."
Bachmann, a conservative who made a feisty run at the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, also used the listicle to take some jabs at her opponents. She says she’ll miss “friendly chats” with Democratic House leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi alongside a photo of the two congresswomen with their backs turned to each other. A photo of Bachmann and Vice President Biden is accompanied with a caption that says she’ll miss “access to some of the greatest minds.”
After 8 years, I finally found the smoke-filled rooms in DC. pic.twitter.com/RLDejx3bXq— Michele Bachmann (@MicheleBachmann) November 20, 2014
But her most striking farewell so far may be this video of her rapping along to Macklemore's "Thrift Shop," which she called "speech prep with my staff."
She's saying hello to new members like incoming conservative Representative-elect Mia Love, R-Utah:
But even as she says goodbye, she is making time to shine a light on issues that fire her up: