On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) told a group of conservative lawmakers gathered for a prayer event that the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and the siege of the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya were “the hand of judgment” from God. According to Right Wing Watch, the event, held in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall, was called “Washington: A Man of Prayer.”
The event began with some a cappella Christian singing and progressed with a series of conservative Christian speakers, including Bachmann, who urged lawmakers and others to join her and “birther” author Joseph Farah of World Net Daily for “9/11 Pray,” a day of repentance, prayer and fasting on September 11, 2013.
“It’s no secret that our nation may very well be experiencing the hand of judgment,” said Bachmann Wednesday. “It’s no secret that we all are concerned that our nation may be in a time of decline.”
She went on to say that only God could set the nation to rights.
“The answer is what we are doing here today: humbling ourselves before an almighty God, crying out to an almighty God, saying not of ourselves but you, would you save us, oh God? We repent of our sins, we turn away from them, we seek you, we seek your ways,” she said.
“Our nation has seen judgment not once but twice on September 11,” she said, meaning the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001 and the 2012 attack in Benghazi. “That’s why we’re going to have ‘9/11 Pray’ on that day. Is there anything better that we can do on that day rather than to humble ourselves and to pray to an almighty God?”
Watch video of Bachmann’s remarks, embedded below via YouTube: