Republican and former Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann joined disgraced pastor Jim Bakker on his television show last week and mentioned she might consider running for Senator Al Franken's seat - if it is God's will for her.
Bachmann said that she would be willing to run in order to take godly principles into the Senate but is concerned that she will be unfairly attacked by Washington insiders because “the swamp is so toxic.”
“I trust in a big God,” Bachmann said, asserting that she “was supposed to run for president” in 2012 in order to make the the repeal of Obamacare the central issue of the Republican platform. “I feel like I was wildly successful … I didn’t win, but I moved the debate. So I didn’t shed a tear when I left the contest because I felt like, you know, I fulfilled the calling that God gave me.”
“So the question is am I being called to do this now?” she added. “I don’t know.”