Early Wednesday morning, four-term Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) announced via a video on her campaign website that she would not seek reelection to her Minnesota congressional seat in 2014.
Take a look at some of the controversial conservative's most outrageous statements.
"Well, what I want them to know is just like, John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That's the kind of spirit that I have, too." Bachmann got her John Waynes mixed up during an interview after launching her presidential campaign in Waterloo, Iowa, where she grew up. John Wayne the movie star was born in Winterset, Iowa. The John Wayne that Waterloo was home to is John Wayne Gacy, the notorious serial killer.
"I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat president Jimmy Carter. And I'm not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it's an interesting coincidence." Bachmann on the 1976 Swine Flu outbreak that happened when Gerald Ford, a Republican, was president.
"Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn't even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas."
"Before we get started, let's all say 'Happy Birthday' to Elvis Presley today." This statement was made while campaigning for president in South Carolina on what was actually the anniversary of Elvis's death, Aug. 16, 2011 (Elvis was born on January 8).
"And what a bizarre time we're in, when a judge will say to little children that you can't say the pledge of allegiance, but you must learn that homosexuality is normal and you should try it."
"The President of the United States will be taking a trip over to India that is expected to cost the taxpayers $200 million a day."
"There are hundreds and hundreds of scientists, many of them holding Nobel Prizes, who believe in intelligent design." Bachmann once claimed that a large portion of the scientific community discredits the theory of evolution.
"Gay marriage is probably the biggest issue that will impact our state and our nation in the last, at least, thirty years. I am not understating that."
"It is a brand new, billion-dollar high speed train that is going to go from Disneyland up to Las Vegas. … Harry Reid, the senator from Nevada, was behind this measure, and it makes us wonder, is he more interested in making sure kids start gambling at younger ages?"
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