Bachmann: other House GOPers “will have to come to their own conclusion” (audio)

GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann held a news conference in Ankeny early this afternoon.  “I wanted to be able to have just a word with you in response to President Obama’s statement last night regarding raising the debt ceiling,” she began.

AUDIO: Full news conference. 14 min

According to Bachmann, both parties have flawed approaches to this debate. “The premise is wrong…because what we need is a fundamental restructuring of our economy,” Bachmann said.

She said the Boehner plan is “wrong” because it would raise the debt ceiling, but when pressed on two different occasions, she would not call upon her Republican colleagues in the House to vote against it.  “My colleagues will have to come to their own conclusion,” Bachmann said.

A bit later, she said: “The problem is spending…so let’s get spending under control once and for all…I encourage all of my colleagues in both the House and Senate as well as the president the to listen to what the American people are saying…’Don’t raise the debt ceiling,’ I hear that at every stop I’m at.”

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.

Comments

  1. Bachmann is insignificant. She has never governed or has been an executive. Therefore she never had to work to compromise to come to a successful conclusion.
    She is pathetic beyond belief.
    She can say what she wants but to actually lead is a different story that SHE never read.
    Michelle – do everyone a favor drop out and get back to the House and do your job that the taxpayers are paying. but maybe, since she is only there a partial time, we should only pay her partially.
    God save this country please!

  2. Apparently, Bachmann has completely neglected her constituents as a US Rep! Ron Paul makes it for all his votes and responsibilities in DC- guess Michele should probably step-down from her seat in the Congress. Seems like she’s intent on copying Sara Palin every step of the way

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