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Michele Bachmann: Gay community has 'bullied the American people'

Posted by David Zimmerman  March 11, 2014 10:00 AM

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Michele Bachmann, the Republican Representative from Minnesota, while speaking on a radio program at last week's Conservative Political Action Conference, said the gay community has “bullied the American people” and “intimidated politicians.”

Bachman was primarily speaking about SB 1062, the "religious freedom restoration act," which was vetoed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. “There’s nothing about gays in there, but the gay community decided to make this their measure,” Bachmann said. “And the thing that I think is getting a little tiresome is the gay community have so bullied the American people and 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.”

Previously Bachmann said she was “sorry” that Brewer had vetoed the bill stating, “Just like we need to observe tolerance for the gay and lesbian community, we need to have tolerance for the community of people who hold sincerely held religious beliefs."

She also had some harsh words for President Obama during the interview saying, "He's a lawless president who's violating the Constitution with every executive order."

You can hear the entire interview here.

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