Former Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R) announced last Wednesday that she was contemplating a run for Sen. Al Franken’s (D-Minn.) Senate seat.
What did Bachmann say?
Speaking with televangelist Jim Bakker on “The Jim Bakker Show,” Bachmann — who represented Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District for eight years — admitted that others have egged her on to consider a run for Franken’s seat.
Bachmann, in response to external promptings to run for Franken’s seat, said that if she were to run, it would be because she wants to bring biblical principles into the U.S. government.
“The question is: ‘Should it be me? Should it be now?'” Bachmann asked. “But there’s also a price you pay. And the price is bigger than ever because the swamp is so toxic.”
“If you’re going against the tide in D.C., if you’re trying to stand for biblical principles, and you stick your head up, the blades come whirring and they try to chop you off,” Bachmann later added. “We’re trying to be wise. Should we do this? Shouldn’t we do this?”
“So the question is am I being called to do this now?” she asked. “I don’t know.”
If Bachmann does opt to run, she will likely face off against Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith (D), whom Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) tapped to replace Franken. Smith is scheduled to be sworn in on Wednesday.
Minnesota’s special Senate election is set to take place in November.
This isn’t the first time Bachmann has interjected God’s will into politics.
Bachmann served on President Donald Trump’s evangelical campaign advisory board and said that God sent Trump as a “reprieve” from transgender rights.
Bachmann left Congress in 2014.