Rep. Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannEvangelicals shouldn't be defending Trump in tiff over editorial Mellman: The 'lane theory' is the wrong lane to be in White House backs Stephen Miller amid white nationalist allegations MORE (R-Minn.) has been given a security detail by federal officials in response to a threat related to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Politico reports.

This type of protective detail — which is administered by the Capitol Police — would likely be with Bachmann 24 hours a day, both in Washington and in her home district. She will lose the detail, when she retires at the end of this term.


Politico also reported that the Capitol Police had been briefed on ISIS.

Bachmann is one of the most visible conservatives in congress and introduced legislation that would strip Americans who associate with ISIS of their citizenship.

She has also gotten into hot water for claiming there are extreme Islamist elements in the U.S. government. In 2012, she alleged that Huma Abedin, a close aide to then-Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDNC warns campaigns about cybersecurity after attempted scam Biden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Stone judge under pressure over calls for new trial MORE, was linked to the extremist Muslim Brotherhood. At the time, she was rebuked by many — including other Republicans. Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMeghan McCain says Steyer should drop out: 'I hate that guy' Sanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' GOP casts Sanders as 2020 boogeyman MORE (R-Ariz.) called the accusations “sinister” on the floor of the Senate.