Sorry Michele Bachmann, You Totally Told a Reporter Gay Marriage is Not an Issue
Michele Bachmann caused a minor stir at the Values Voters Summit over the weekend when she told a SiriusXM Progress reporter that the same-sex marriage debate was not worth talking about.
When asked about gay marriage by Michelangelo Signorile at the summit, the Congresswoman replied, “It’s not an issue in this upcoming election,” before brushing the radio man off and adding, “In fact, it’s boring.”
Her comments, of course, raised conservative ire, especially among AFA’s Bryan Fischer, who just can’t get enough of bashing the so-called ‘gay agenda.’
“The debate is far from settled. We’ve got a long way to go. Unfortunately, there are people in the conservative movement who have sort of given up,” Fischer said, clarifying that he would want to check with Bachmann first to see what she was thinking before putting her in that camp. “There are even evangelical leaders sending signals that the battle is over, that the battle is lost.”
Now it seems Bachmann is back-tracking on her comments and claiming she has been the victim of a liberal media attack.
“What I said is that this won’t be the issue that drives the 2014 election,” Bachmann said during a Monday interview with WND. “I told the reporter it’s getting boring having them only press this issue with Republicans while ignoring Democrats.”
She also said that the media was the one trying to cause a riff in the Republican Party, not her off-handed comment.
“The media loves to divide us on this issue. They look for something all the time,” Bachmann explained. “I said nothing different. I’m the woman who carried the traditional marriage amendment in Minnesota, and I stand firm in my belief that marriage should be between one man and one woman.”
Unfortunately for Bachmann, while perhaps she meant to say all those words when she was talking to the Sirius XM reporter, the interview is all on tape.
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