GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann invoked Jesus Christ when talking about global warming and the fight over drilling. One News Now reported this:
House Republicans say Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing politics at the expense of the American economy — and taxpayers are suffering as a result.
House Republicans say they will continue their floor revolt over gas prices during the congressional recess until Nancy Pelosi allows an up-or-down vote on offshore oil drilling. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) says she plans to return to Washington to join in the protest.
“[Pelosi] is committed to her global warming fanaticism to the point where she has said that she’s just trying to save the planet. We all know that someone did that over 2,000 years ago, they saved the planet — we didn’t need Nancy Pelosi to do that,” says Bachmann. (NOTE -emphasis is mine)
“But she is committed to not allowing any drilling,” the Republican lawmaker continues. “She, [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid, and also the Democrat [sic] presidential presumptive nominee Barack Obama are all committed to no new energy, whether it comes from natural gas, oil, or coal, or nuclear power.”
In statement issued yesterday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) declared “Republicans are clearly frustrated that the American public is not buying their Johnny-one-note energy policies of the past.” He also called on Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) to apologize for saying Speaker Pelosi would “get rolled” on Election Day if she continues to “block the will of the American people.”
Bachmann is a fierce advocate for increased oil drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. She’s running for reelection against DFLer Elwyn Tinklenberg.
Bachmann’s campaign says she’ll be on CNN on Wednesday:
Our Congresswoman, Michele Bachmann:
Calling for Real Energy Solutions
Tomorrow- Wednesday, August 13th
11:10 am CDT