Congresswoman Michele Bachmann cornered President Obama at the White House Christmas Party and implored him to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities before it’s too late.
The U.S. and other world powers have been engaged in long-running negotiations with Iran over its nuclear ambitions, which that country claims are for peaceful purposes, a contention that many national security experts profoundly reject. The negotiations that were set to conclude on November 24 have been extended for another seven months. “A final agreement is aimed at ensuring Tehran will never develop nuclear weapons under the guise of its civilian activities,” the Daily Mail explained.
In the meantime, Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle disagree with the Obama administration’s intention of watering down economic sanctions against Iran and instead want tough measures to continue.
At the holiday party this week, the outspoken Republican Congresswoman seized the opportunity to get the ear of Obama. “I turned to the president and I said, something to the effect of, ‘Mr. President, you need to bomb the Iranian nuclear facilities, because if you don’t, Iran will have a nuclear weapon on your watch and the course of world history will change,” she told the Washington Free Beacon. “And he got his condescending smile on his face and laughed at me and said, ‘Well Michele, it’s just not that easy.’ And I said to him, ‘No, Mr. President, you’re the president, it will happen on your watch, and you’ll have to answer to the world for this.'”
A Tea Party favorite who has represented Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District since 2007, she declined to run for reelection in this year’s election cycle. Tom Emmer kept the seat in the Republican column as a result of his victory in the November election.
Bachmann ran for president in 2012, but for various reasons did not gain much traction. As the Inquisitr previously reported, however, she has left the door open for perhaps another run.
“I will be involved in 2016 one way or another. I’m not going to go home and put a sock in my mouth; I’m going to continue to be involved in the national stage. I’m going to be a part of this debate in one way or another, and I’m going to be helping whoever the people choose to be the nominee,” she said, according to Yahoo! News.
In October, Michele Bachmann received around-the-clock security protection from Capitol Police after a threat from ISIS against her emerged online.
Rep. Bachmann and her husband have five children and also helped raise 23 foster children.
In addition to several other media appearances, Bachmann went on The O’Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel to discuss her conversation with the president about the threat that Iran poses to the world. “This is the ultimate high-stakes bingo,” she told O’Reilly.
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