Bachmann tells CNN’s O’Brien her ‘gotcha questions are bizarre’

By Andrew Jones
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 14:31 EDT
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Rep. Michele Bachmann on CNN's Early Start. Screenshot via CNN.
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CNN’s Soledad O’Brien probably won’t go down as Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) favorite interviewer anytime soon.

The fading GOP presidential candidate was not impressed by O’Brien wanting to discuss her positions on social issues Tuesday morning, labeling them “gotcha questions.”

“You said, at the Educators Conference in 2004, ‘Gays live a very sad life,’” O’Brien mentioned. “And that ‘it’s part of Satan’ and that’s quote. You’ve taken a lot of flak for that. Do you pull back on any of that?”

“It’s a bizarre thing to bring up,” Bachmann replied. “Today is the election. What people recognize is that the most important issue that people will be looking at is, ‘Who is the best person to deal with the economy?’”

Perplexed by Bachmann’s response, O’Brien asked, “What you’re telling me is you don’t want to discuss social issues because you want to talk about the economy?”

“I don’t think it’s a bizarre question,” she added. “I think it’s a fair question.”

Bachmann still was in no mood to answer O’Brien’s question.

“It’s a gotcha question coming way out of the past,” she said. “I stand very strong for marriage between one man and one woman.”

WATCH: Video from CNN, which was broadcast on January 3, 2012.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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