Bachmann Beat: A 'Biblical World View' and a DFL Redistricting Plan
An aggregated daily roundup of news and commentary about U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann.
During Saturday night’s debate, sixth-district congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s campaign fired off an email stating that “former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has failed to uphold a consistently pro-life stance throughout his career in public life.”
The email accused Gingrich of being "open to watering down the Republican Party's commitment to the inalienable right to life."
During the debate, Bachmann focused on social issues and spoke about the importance of her “biblical world view” in shaping her life.
She said that since God created people, he also created government.
"He wrote the owner's manual, so to speak," she said. "He has a lot of say about marriage, family, children."
A new congressional district map proposed by the Minnesota DFL would pit Bachmann against Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum should Bachmann decide to run for reelection to Congress.
While Bachmann’s staff has declined to comment on the proposed change, McCollum’s chief of staff was not pleased.
"The DFL Chair and his high paid lawyers have proposed a congressional map to the redistricting panel that is hyper-partisan and bizarre," McCollum's chief of staff Bill Harper said in a statement.
Bachmann is in New York today, taping a segment for NBC’s "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and meeting with former Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
At a pro-Israel dinner Sunday evening, Bachmann spoke harshly on Iran, advocating a naval blockade and “crushing economic sanctions.”
“The Pentagon should prepare a war plan, as a last resort, should all else fail in preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons,” she said.