(VIDEO) Michele Bachmann on Margaret Thatcher: 'She Had Great Moral Clarity'

The congresswoman called the former prime minister ''the most consequential political woman of the last 100 years.'

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) attended the funeral for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in London Wednesday and spoke about the experience to reporters in England and Minneapolis.

A reporter from Britain's Sky News asked Bachmann: "Was there a little bit of Magaret Thatcher in you?" Bachmann replied by describing Thatcher as "the most consequential political woman of the last 100 years."

Bachmann also said of Thatcher:

"She was a great intellect and she had a great heart. ... And she put them together along with her spirit. ... She had great moral clarity. She understood the issues of the day."

Bachmann was also interviewed on WCCO-AM Wednesday about Thatcher. "She certainly had a very profound influence on my life," Bachmann told WCCO-AM.


JoJo April 19, 2013 at 11:39 PM
Margaret Thatcher was an amazing, strong, and often attacked woman. Our president and his White House snubbed her. People of the same political stripes as Obama in England insulted her and smeared her good name in the days following her death, even attending the funeral just so that they could turn their backs as a final insult. It seems to me that yes, Bachmann has a lot in common with Thatcher: the "other side" hates her in the extreme and loses all sense of polite behavior when Bachmann's name comes up, and of course both are extremely tough and intelligent. You don't have to like Bachmann's politics to agree with that. It's interesting to note how it's open season on any woman, so long as she's conservative, intelligent, Christian, and has a voice. Who is it again who is waging war on women?


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