Rep. Michele Bachmann was back on TV this week, and she revisited the topic of her Oct. 17 comments on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews.”
On Tuesday on FOX News, Bachmann said:
“Actually, that’s not what I said. It was an urban legend that was created.”
For the record, here’s the transcript of the relevant part of her MSNBC interview:
MR. MATTHEWS: So this is a character issue. You believe that Barack Obama may — you’re suspicious because of this relationship — may have anti-American views. Otherwise it’s probably irrelevant to this discussion.
REP. BACHMANN: Absolutely.
MR. MATTHEWS: So you believe it brings into —
REP. BACHMANN: I absolutely —
MR. MATTHEWS: So you believe that Barack Obama may have anti- American views.
REP. BACHMANN: Absolutely. I’m very concerned that he may have anti-American views. That’s what the American people are concerned about. That’s why they want to know what his answers are. That’s why Joe the Plumber has figured so highly in the last few days