LET’S MAKE ONE THING CLEAR, THIS IS NOT ALL FRANKEN’S SEAT … IT’S THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA’S SEAT!
Following Sen. Al Franken’s early departure from the U.S. Senate, former Republican congresswoman Michele Bachmann stated that she was contemplating running for the Minnesota Senate seat. Bachmann made the revelation during an interview with televangelist Jim Bakker where she said that her trust in God will guide her in making a final decision on the matter. After being accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct, Al Franken got out of Dodge early so not to face the music and consequences of his actions.
Former GOP congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she is considering running for Democratic former Sen. Al Franken’s Minnesota seat.
Bachmann, who was a member of Congress representing Minnesota until 2015, told “The Jim Bakker Show” in an interview that aired last week that she’s mulling over whether she should run. Franken announced he would leave the Senate following accusations that he had groped several women, and his final day as a senator is Tuesday.
“I’ve had people contact me and urge me to run for that Senate seat,” Bachmann said. “The only reason I would run is for the ability to take these principles into the United States Senate,” she said, later adding, “The question is should it be me? Should it be now? But there’s also a price you pay. And the price is bigger than ever because the swamp is so toxic.”
“We’re trying to be wise,” Bachmann continued, suggesting that Franken was dropped by Democrats because the party wants to be able to hurl false accusations against Republicans in coming elections.
“But there’s also a price you pay [getting into politics], and the price is bigger than ever because the swamp is so toxic,” she continued. “It is really tough. If you’re going against the tide in D.C. — if you’re trying to stand for biblical principles in D.C., you stick your head up out of the hole, [then] the blades come roaring and they try to chop you off. This is not an easy place to be.”
Mrs. Bachmann said she and her husband are “trying to be wise” in weighing their options.
“I mean, I trust in a big God and so he got us over all those finish lines, but I also believed I was supposed to run for president,” she said. “I didn’t even run because I thought I was going to win. I ran to put the whole issue of Obamacare front and center before the American people. I feel like I was wildly successful, because by the time I left the presidential race, all seven men on the stage were forced to take my position of repeal … and the Republican Party platform had to change to reflect my position.”