MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann delivered a farewell speech Tuesday on the floor of the U.S. House.
The 6th District Republican is leaving office after eight years in Washington D.C.READ MORE: Hopkins Police Investigating Homicide At Apartment Building
Thanking her staff and Minnesota supporters, Bachmann said she was the nemesis of Democrats — but she never compromised her beliefs.READ MORE: Mass Casualty Simulation Helps Nat'l Guard, Children's Minnesota Practice Treating Kids
“It has been the privilege and the honor of a lifetime for me to serve as a member of the United States Congress, serving as the first woman ever elected from the state of Minnesota in the capacity of being a Republican,” Bachmann said. “It’s an honor and it’s the ride of a lifetime.”
Bachmann has not revealed her plans after she leaves office in January.MORE NEWS: Amid Missionary Hostage Crisis, Minnesotan From Port-Au-Prince Wishes 'Haiti Would Get The Help They Need'
Voters elected Republican Tom Emmer to succeed Bachmann.