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Bachmann: Repeal The Senate To Undermine Socialist 'Obamacare' (VIDEO)


"This is not symbolic, this is why we were sent here and we will not stop until we repeal a president and put a president in the position of the White House who will repeal this bill, until we repeal the current Senate, put in a Senate that will listen to the American people and repeal this bill," Bachmann said on the House floor Wednesday afternoon.

Bachmann also reprised her criticism of the law as the "crown jewel of socialism."

"Obamacare as we know is the crown jewel of socialism. It is socialized medicine," Bachmann said. "The American people spoke soundly and clearly at the ballot box in November and they said to us, Mr. Speaker, in no uncertain terms, repeal this bill. So today, this body will cast a vote to repeal Obamacare and to those across the United States who think this may be a symbolic act, we have a message for them."

You can watch this portion of Bachmann's speech below.

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