Former Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who once said Donald Trump was the “most biblical president” she’d ever seen, is now using her Christian faith to provide cover for her blatant racism.
Last month, as a guest on a podcast, she claimed her home state was being overrun by people who aren’t white. She didn’t say that, of course. That would be too on the nose. So instead, she said it in religious terms, arguing that too many non-Bible-believers had overrun the state.
Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, of course, represents the district that includes Minneapolis, and there is a large Somali Muslim population in that area.
… Minnesota is a highly educated, family-oriented area with a great education infrastructure and economic stability, Bachmann said, which she credited to the fact that the state was founded by people “who had a very strong biblical ethic.”
When asked what has caused such a change, Bachmann replied that “people embrace false gods” and that who “are not believers of the Book” have moved to the state. “They’re not Jewish or not Christian,” she said.
… “Many people have come to the Minnesota area that are not believers of the Book. They’re not Jewish or not Christian. That’s not to say that God doesn’t love all people. He does. But when people embrace false gods, that brings an element into your society. You know, 30 years ago we could say that there are false gods and that we shouldn’t worship them. Today, it seems like we’re not allowed to say that because that’s considered not inclusive or not diverse enough. But the fact is the word of God says that there’s only one God to whom we serve, and there are false gods now here in the state of Minnesota.”
That’s a weird bigoted on-brand-for-the-GOP way of saying the state is in bad shape because brown people who don’t worship Jesus live there. Naturally, Bachmann doesn’t give herself any credit for just doing a shitty job while in office.
(via Right Wing Watch)