Rep. Michele Bachmann Interview

The conservative congresswoman on the future of Obama's health care law.
7:04 | 03/25/12

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Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann former presidential candidate thanks for coming on this week. Good morning good to talk to you George good morning let's first they get a response to what. They have a plot they had to say about speaker Gingrich's comments on the -- and Martin case what did you make of that. I think what Newt Gingrich said is that race shouldn't be a factor all human life is valuable and it's interesting the second part David -- answer. He said the same thing all human life is valuable. That should be the bottom line I'm a mother a mother of five biological children but also a mother 23 great Foster children. And when your mother of course some when something tragic like this happens you want to know what the truth this what's the result. That's why an investigation is so important we have to get to the truth about what really happened not the -- what happened but actually get to the true. Let's talk about the presidential campaign you've said that Republicans are getting campaign fatigue and then it's time for the party to unify and I guess the question is -- one win. Well the GOP unify the Romney campaign. Is argued this whole process is making it harder to beat. President Obama they put out a statement on Thursday that went on -- say this as a senator Santorum and his drag -- this already expensive negative campaign. It is clear that he is becoming the most valuable player and president Obama's team. Is that what you think. I think this is the people's race and that's the primary voters who are going to make their decision -- -- they spoke very loudly yesterday in Louisiana. And they spoke very loudly and Illinois as we -- on 2008 between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. This is a highly contested race all the way until June I think the quicker that the Republicans can unify behind our candidate. And make Barack Obama and his failed policies the focus of this election the better off we all will be. But that people need to decide I know that I made a decision who ever the people choose. I will back that candidate because I want -- not to be -- activists of boys I wanna help unify the party and bring together the Tea Party element. The evangelical. And the establishment and then reach out to independents and disaffected Democrats. We have a wonderful positive message and we need to continue to advance that message until about. And as you know like your -- -- that that's not as what that's that's not what's happening right now you saw former Florida governor Jeb Bush come out and say no now is the time. To unify he got behind Mitt Romney your Tea Party. -- colleague senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina said exactly the same thing why not now. Well -- it's up to the people it's that the people make that choice not the politicians and that's why I think it's important that they have their say. In the primary process we will -- there's no question here it is march and we will unify and I think long before the Democrats did in 2008. Governor -- senior advisor Eric -- Sturm gave the Democrats and Rick Santorum all kinds of fodder. This week when he was asked a question about. How governor Ronnie -- moved to the -- given some of the positions he's taken in the primaries during a general election campaign here's what he had to say. Well I think he had to reset button for the fall campaign everything change it's it's almost like connector sketch you can kind of shake it up and we start all over again. You know I know a lot of conservatives a concern that that is exit exactly. What governor Ronnie is gonna do that he's -- an Etch -- Sketch candidate. Who's going to abandon some of the positions he's taken. In the primaries are you concerned about that. I think again I'm going to unite behind -- candidate as our party will no matter who that candidate will be. These kind of things are the miners that become majors of these statements. But the real major's going to be this issue of Obama care. It's been talked about all this last week and I have a ticket I will be in the Supreme Court chamber to hear these oral arguments live. I was the chief author of the bill to repeal Obama -- the first member of congress to do so. I helped lead 40000 Americans to the capitol in opposition to the passage of obamacare. And during the course of the presidential race I made a distinct difference -- a contribution. Because now when the nominees -- started many of them. We're looking at dealing with Obama -- through waivers answer executive orders. Now our nominees all four of them are all four candidates have just one answer and that's full scale repeal. That's a 180 degrees different from President Obama who Foley's stands behind this very unpopular -- Whoever our nominee -- they will repeal Obama. I do want to ask you about -- -- you're not worried about this label Etch A Sketch candidate. And I I'm not I our candidate will be stronger we will be united as a party fund on health care you just heard David plots say that he. And the White House the president is very confident. That the Supreme Court is going to uphold. The president's plan a lot of independent analysts. Has said they see that what's most likely legal Supreme Court followers. Is any six. 63 or maybe even a 72 decision in favor the president's plan do you great. -- it it depends on what the Supreme Court decides to rule on those the one issue that they may try to narrowly construe is that anti injunction act. It's interesting when Obama care is being pastor congress President Obama adamantly said this is not attacks. Now when this bill -- before the Supreme Court present -- bomb is adamantly saying. This is attacks a complete flip -- and that's dealing with this issue of an anti injunction act but the real issue that most Americans are concerned about. Is that constitutionality. Of the government forcing Americans to pay for a very expensive insurance policy. Which some people are estimating could cost 20000. Dollars a year. For families this is extremely expansive. Cameras won't have a choice they're going to be forced to buy an insurance product the government tells them they have to purchase if they don't. -- -- have to pay a fine to the federal government this is absurd it's never happened before in the history of the country. And that's why most people today 72% of the people according to a Gallup poll. Say this is unconstitutional. That people do not like this bill at all they do not like -- -- federal government. Forcing them to spend their money in a way that they don't want to spend it. It's wildly unpopular it's why the Republicans. Gain control the house and 2000 tan. I believe it will be why that we have a Republican president this year because it's the president Obama's signature piece of legislation. Obama -- he has to now stand before the American people and defended an interest suddenly George. Friday was the two year anniversary of his signing of obamacare not a peep out of the president -- states. He can't even go before a Republican defend -- so our nominee will make this the number one issue. And I think it's again it's wildly unpopular and should be found unconstitutional. Because it is symbolic and thanks for -- on this morning.

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