Controversial former congresswoman and Donald Trump adviser, Michele Bachmann, joined up with End Times pastor Jim Bakker for a series of television shows that kicked off last week. That is where the former congresswoman announced that she might run for the Minnesota U.S. Senate seat left open when Al Franken resigned in December. That is downright scary.
During the initial show Wednesday night, she told Bakker that people are urging her to run, according to The Washington Post:
‘I’ve had people contact me and urge me to run for that Senate seat.’
She also said that she was asking God for guidance, if running was His will for her. Bachmann said she would run to bring godly principles to the Senate, but pointed out that she will be attacked by Washington insiders, the Washington Post reported:
‘And the only reason I would run is for the ability to take these principles into the United States Senate and be able to advocate for these principles…The swamp is so toxic.’
She resigned in 2014 said there is “also a price you pay”:
‘Should it be me, should it be now? But there’s also a price you pay. If you’re a billionaire you can maybe defend yourself, (but) we’re not money people. …So we’re trying to be wise— should we do this, shouldn’t we do this, what?’
The former congresswoman said her 2012 run for president was so she could put the Obamacare repeal front and center of the Republican platform. Bachman said:
‘I was supposed to run for president. I feel like I was wildly successful … I didn’t win, but I moved the debate. So I didn’t shed a tear when I left the contest because I felt like, you know, I fulfilled the calling that God gave me.’
Then, Bachmann mused:
‘So the question is am I being called to do this now? I don’t know.’
The televangelist commented on the unpleasant nature of politics at this point in time and pondered a conspiracy theory:
‘Right now, they want to kill the president of the United States and if they could put a contract (out on Donald Trump) —which they probably already have—they would do so.’
Democratic Senator Al Franken resigned Tuesday, after facing multiple accusations of groping and aggressive kissing. The Minnesota Governor appointed Lt. Governor Tina Smith to take his place. She will be sworn into the Senate Wednesday.
That means there will be a special election in 2018. There will also be a second election in 2020, that time for a six-year term.
Many Democrats had hoped that the governor would have selected someone who intends to stay on after this temporary term ended in 2018. Otherwise, there would be the possibility of a Republican taking the Senate seat. At first, Smith said she would only stay until 2018, but now she has said she plans to run again in 2018.
Republicans have not selected any candidates to endorse yet, but former Governor Tim Pawlenty is a good bet. He is a dedicated fundraiser with a strong resume.
Bachmann made headlines about her husband going through conversion gay therapy.
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