Michele Bachmann: ‘Thank God’ for putting the Koch brothers ‘on our side’

By David Edwards
Monday, March 10, 2014 16:13 EDT
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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) recently suggested that God had sent billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch to help the Republican Party.

“I just thank God that there’s a billionaire or two on our side,” Bachmann told conservative radio host Lars Larson during an interview at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference. “All the billionaires seem to be on the radical left, so I’m glad that we have a couple on ours.”

The Minnesota Republican asserted that Democrats were part of “an intimidation movement” to stop billionaires from supporting conservative causes.

“I’m sure that the donors on our side don’t like to have their names vilified and that’s what this is about, intimidating people from giving money to our cause, that’s it,” she opined, adding that Democrats should be prosecuted under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) for their intimidation of billionaires.

Listen to the audio below from the Lars Larson Show.

(h/t: Right Wing Watch)

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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