Michele Bachmann was only joking around when she said the recent earthquake and hurricane were a message from God to scare Congress into action, her spokeswoman said.
The backtracking Republican had her mouthpiece explain her humor to the Talking Points Memo website on Monday after the St. Petersburg Times reported her comments at a weekend campaign rally in Florida.
“I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We’ve had an earthquake. We’ve had a hurricane,” Bachmann ranted, according to the paper.