Former Republican Representative Michele Bachmann recently told televangelist, Jim Bakker, that she is considering running for Al Franken’s empty senate seat after he recently retired amid sexual harassment allegations, reports The Washington Times.
Bachmann didn’t exactly confirm if she was running yet but she did say that her trust in God will guide her in making a final decision on the matter.
The Minnesota Republican ran a successful presidential campaign in 2012 despite that she didn’t get the official party’s nomination, but she said last week on the “Jim Bakker Show” that she’s weighing a potential Senate run in order to bring her Christian principles to the D.C. swamp.
“I’ve had people contact me and urge me to run for that Senate seat, and the only reason I would run is for the ability to take these principles into the United States Senate — to be able to advocate for these principles,” Bachmann said. “The question is should it be me? Should it be now?”
Bachmann mentioned that her main purpose to go back to D.C. would be to “drain the swamp” and hopefully replace those bad morals with upstanding Christian ones.
“But there’s also a price you pay [getting into politics], and the price is bigger than ever because the swamp is so toxic,” she continued. “It is really tough. If you’re going against the tide in D.C. — if you’re trying to stand for biblical principles in D.C., you stick your head up out of the hole, [then] the blades come roaring and they try to chop you off. This is not an easy place to be.”
Bachmann said she and her husband are trying to be wise and make a careful decision for this big move.
“I mean, I trust in a big God and so he got us over all those finish lines, but I also believed I was supposed to run for president,” she said. “I didn’t even run because I thought I was going to win. I ran to put the whole issue of Obamacare front and center before the American people. I feel like I was wildly successful, because by the time I left the presidential race, all seven men on the stage were forced to take my position of repeal … and the Republican Party platform had to change to reflect my position.”
Anything would be an improvement from what was sitting in that Senate seat beforehand, but Bachmann would certainly be a welcomed presence in Minnesota and D.C.