(Watch) Michele Bachmann Announces She Will Not Be Seeking Reelection

Michele Bachmann announced she will not be seeking reelection after her 8-year term in the House concludes.

She also notes that her decision has nothing to do with an ongoing ethics investigation into alleged misconduct during her 2012 presidential campaign.

Bachmann said she will continue fighting for family values from the sidelines and anticipated negative reactions from liberal media for her decision not to seek a fifth term:

I fully anticipate the mainstream liberal media to put a detrimental spin on my decision not to seek a fifth term. Since I was first elected to Congress many years ago they always seem to find a dishonest way to disparage me. But I take being the focus of their attention and disparagement as a true compliment of my public service effectiveness.

Watch her announcement below