Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) presidential campaign says critics are making much ado about nothing when it comes to her viral quote stating last week’s East Coast earthquake and hurricane was a message from God to overspending DC politicians.
“Obviously she was saying it in jest,” campaign spokesperson Alice Stewart told TPM in a statement.
The quote, made by Bachmann at a Florida campaign rally over the weekend, is making headlines across the Internet and TV.
Here’s what she said, as reported by the St. Petersburg Times:
“I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?’ Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending.”
Her campaign insists it was all in good fun.
This post has been updated to include the link to video of Bachmann’s remark.
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