Michele Bachmann, the arch-conservative co-founder of the Tea Party caucus and former congresswoman from Minnesota, is considering running for Al Franken’s Senate seat.
Speaking on televangelist Jim Bakker’s show over the weekend, Bachmann explained that her religious faith is a strong factor in whether she will run. “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,” she said, referring to the Biblical principles that have always been at the heart of her political life.
“I trust in a big God,” Bachmann later added. She claimed that the Almighty had sanctioned her presidential run in 2012 and asserted that her time as a candidate had been “wildly successful” because she “put the whole issue of Obamacare front and center for the American people.” By the time she left the race, all the other GOP candidates were “forced to take my position of repeal,” she said.
“I fulfilled the calling that God gave me [in 2012]. So the question is, ‘am I being called now?’” Bachmann asked at the end of the interview.
If Michele Bachmann feels called again, we may indeed see her on the ballot in Minnesota in November. Until then, we can only pray that the Democrats find a strong contender for their side of the ticket.