In an interview with the Washington Free Beacon, outgoing Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann said she attended the White House Christmas party this week and used the opportunity to lobby the President to bomb Iran.
Bachmann, who did not run for reelection in November, said she felt it was her last chance to speak directly with President Obama and, over the objections of her family, used the festive occasion to lobby for bombing the Middle Eastern country.
According to Bachmann, she waited until she and her family had their picture taken with the President and — after her family left the stage — spoke with the President whose response she called, “condescending.”
“I turned to the president and I said, something to the effect of, ‘Mr. President, you need to bomb the Iranian nuclear facilities, because if you don’t, Iran will have a nuclear weapon on your watch and the course of world history will change,’” Bachmann explained.
According to the Republican congresswoman, the President laughed at her.
“And he got his condescending smile on his face and laughed at me and said, ‘Well Michele, it’s just not that easy,’ ” she said. “And I said to him, ‘No, Mr. President, you’re the president, it will happen on your watch, and you’ll have to answer to the world for this.’ And that was it and then I left. Merry Christmas.”
According to the Free Beacon, Bachmann laughed as she told the story.
Bachmann has previously stated that she will stay in the public eye after leaving office, giving speeches, “to bring in the perspective of the conservative movement in this upcoming race in 2016.”
The congresswoman has also not ruled out making another run at the White House.