Bachmann Calls Risking Debt Limit Breach ‘Foolish’


Count Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) among the number of lawmakers showing openness to a short-term debit limit increase deal.

After news broke that House Republicans would be discussing a six-week debt limit increase plan Bachmann, the Tea Party favorite, suggested that she could support the deal. The plan reportedly does not include a provision that would end the government shutdown.

“Well I think if that gets us to where we need to be, it may be something we need to consider, because the one thing we won’t do is put the full faith and credit of the United States at risk,” Bachmann said according to Roll Call. “It’s foolish, and I don’t think that’s going to happen.”

As of Thursday morning, the details of a proposed debt limit deal were still unclear.