Michelle Bachmann: Government Reopening Is A 'Very Sad Day'

| by Jonathan Wolfe

Last night, congress voted to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. In the process, we avoided a potentially disastrous debt default.

Most of America considered this a good thing. Most Americans are not Michelle Bachmann.

Speaking to MinnPost, Bachmann called the re-opening “a very sad day.”

“I think [Obama] made, ultimately, in the long term, a very bad bargain,” she said. “To me, it’s a very sad day, because his agenda is going to go forward and he gets an immediate victory lap.”

“This was a fight worth having,” Bachmann continued. “Ultimately [this fight]’s about what type of government we want to have. The president is insisting that he be the only decision-maker when it comes to something as crucial as the budget. What we’re saying is that’s not the way our government works.”

Bachmann was the only Minnesota representative to vote against last night’s compromise bill. She joined 143 other Republican representatives from across the nation in voting against the deal. After voting for the bill finished, the House concluded their legislative week.

Tough week, huh guys?

Source: MinnPost