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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Bachmann addresses comments at the last stop of her Florida tour

Hot off a remark she made Sunday in Sarasota about drilling in the Everglades, Michele Bachmann said she was "aghast" at the notion that she was taken out of context.

It was a response to one of a few questions she fielded during her stop in Miami on Monday - the last stop in a six-city tour of Florida, making her the first major Republican presidential candidate to stump across the state. She visited Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota and Naples.

She reached out to her Republican base in Miami, and she spent some time addressing some of her recent comments.

"Actually, what I have spoken about is the fact that God has so blessed the United States with natural energy resources. I haven't said specifically that we should be accessing energy there," she said, regarding her comment about the Everglades.

She said she had an incredible sense of humor, and it was obvious that she was joking when she said Hurricane Irene was a message from God to Washington.

"I was being humorous when I said that because the American people have tried very hard to get the president's attention," she said. "He is not listening. And that was really the message."

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