MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Rep. Michele Bachmann spoke out against Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s recent decision to veto a measure that some say would’ve allowed businesses to refuse service to gay people.
Bachmann (R-Minn.) was talking with a talk radio show host during the Conservative Political Action Conference last week when she claimed the measure was not about gays, “but the gay community decided to make this their measure.”
Bachmann said that the political episode was evidence that LGBT advocates were guilty of bullying.
“The thing that I think is getting a little tiresome is that the gay communities have so bullied the American people and they’ve so intimidated politicians. The politicians fear them, and so they think that they get to dictate the agenda everywhere,” Bachmann said. “Well not with the Constitution you don’t.”
Bachmann said that LGBT lobbyists were free to advocate to “take away my religious liberties,” and that is within their rights, “but you do it through the Constitutional process.”
When the radio show host argued that there were no moves by the Democratic Party to remove religious liberties from the U.S. Constitution, Bachmann countered: “Why should they? They’ve used the court so brilliantly over the years with activist judges. Now they’ve got a lawless president who’s violating the Constitution with every executive order.”