Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said in a recent interview with televangelist Jim Bakker that she is seriously considering running for Democratic Sen. Al Franken’s Senate seat in 2018, telling him that she is asking God whether she should.
Bachman rhetorically asked, “So the question is am I being called to do this now?” She added. “I don’t know,” but said that she could, “handle the job.”
“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 and be able to advocate for these principles,” Bachmann told The Jim Bakker Show on Dec. 27.
Bachmann, who resigned after 2014, added that she is weighing “should it be me, should it be now? But there’s also a price you pay” and the “swamp is so toxic.”
“If you’re a billionaire you can maybe defend yourself, [but] we’re not money people. …So we’re trying to be wise—should we do this, shouldn’t we do this, what?” she added.