Rep. Michele Bachmann says it’s “no secret” the September 11, 2001 attacks and last year’s 9/11 attacks are God’s “hand of judgment,” and warns her colleagues that the best and only thing we can do is pray and “humble” ourselves before “an almighty God.”
Bachmann made these remarks Wednesday evening at a Congressional prayer event called, “Washington: A Man of Prayer,” which included seven Republican Congressmen and one Democrat, Mike McIntyre of North Carolina.
Former GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and Family Research Council president Tony Perkins also spoke at the event.
If the Republican Congresswoman from Minnesota sounds especially creepy in this video, below, it may be because the event was held in the National Statuary Hall, a large, round chamber in the Capitol.
“It’s no secret that our nation may very well be experiencing the hand of judgment.,” Bachmann tells her colleagues. “It’s no secret that we all are concerned that our nation may be in a time of decline. If that is in fact so, what is the answer?,” the Minnesota Congresswoman asks, as she gesticulates repeatedly.
“The answer is what we are doing here today: humbling ourselves before an almighty God, crying out to an almighty God, saying not of ourselves but you, would you save us oh God? We repent of our sins, we turn away from them, we seek you, we seek your ways. That’s something that we’re doing today, that we did on the National Day of Prayer, it’s something that we have chosen to do as well on another landmark day later this year on September 11. Our nation has seen judgment not once but twice on September 11. That’s why we’re going to have ‘9/11 Pray’ on that day. Is there anything better that we can do on that day rather than to humble ourselves and to pray to an almighty God?”
Video and transcript via Right Wing Watch
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