Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Wednesday said she wasn’t worried about Republicans caving to pressure to end the government shutdown because “this is about the happiest” she’s seen her conservative colleagues in a long time.
Appearing with colleague Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), Bachmann told Fox News host Sean Hannity that she believes there has been “strong unity” between conservatives on almost every budget vote.
“This is about the happiest I’ve seen members in a long time, because we see we are starting to win this dialogue on a national level,” she said.
As the House debated a short-term government funding bill over the weekend, Bachmann told the Washington Examiner that she and other conservatives didn’t fear a government shutdown because they viewed it as a chance to block Obamacare.
“There is a very large group of us who believe that this is it, this isn’t just another year, this isn’t just another CR fight,” she told the Examiner. “This is historic, and it’s a historic shift that’s about to happen, and if we’re going to fight, we need to fight now.”
Bachmann also displayed police tape from the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. during her “Hannity” appearance, calling it a “symbol” of the GOP’s fight to pass piecemeal legislation funding portions of the government in the face of opposition from the Obama administration and Senate Democrats.