Michele Bachmann is continuing to insert herself into the American conversation regarding equality and religious freedom. The Republican Representative from Minnesota accused the gay community of “bullying” the American public and “intimidating politicians” to bend the law in their favor. Bachmann made the comments while speaking on a radio program at last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference.
“The thing that I think is getting a little tiresome is the gay community have so bullied the American people,” she said. “They have so intimidated politicians that politicians fear them and they think they get to dictate the agenda everywhere. Well, not with the Constitution you don’t.” Bachmann also mentioned the “religious freedom restoration act” in Arizona that was vetoed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, declaring that “there’s nothing about gay people in here.”
Last week, she set her sights on the American Jewish community by declaring they “sold out” in supporting Barack Obama. Bachmann was referencing Obama’s agreement with Iran to temporarily hold off on additional sanctions in hopes of reaching a larger deal on nuclear weapons, declaring that his policies will reduce Israel to “rubble” in the coming years.
“The Jewish community gave him their votes, their support, their financial support and as recently as last week, 48 Jewish donors who are big contributors to the president wrote a letter to the Democrat senators in the U.S. Senate to tell them to not advance sanctions against Iran. This is clearly against Israel’s best interest,” said Bachmann. “What has been shocking has been seeing and observing Jewish organizations who it appears have made it their priority to support the political priority and the political ambitions of the President over the best interests of Israel. In some respects, they sold out Israel.”