Bachmann at holiday party: Bomb Iran
01:50 - Source: CNN
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Outgoing Rep. Michele Bachmann had some parting advice for President Barack Obama at the White House Christmas Party: Bomb Iran.

The Minnesota Republican told the Washington Free Beacon in a story published Thursday that she gave the President her two cents this week right after her family took their picture with him at the event.

“I turned to the president and I said, something to the effect of, ‘Mr. President, you need to bomb the Iranian nuclear facilities, because if you don’t, Iran will have a nuclear weapon on your watch and the course of world history will change,’” she said.

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The congresswoman, who sought the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, said Obama got a “condescending smile on his face and laughed at me.”

She said he told her: “Well Michele, it’s just not that easy.”

“And I said to him, ‘No, Mr. President, you’re the president, it will happen on your watch, and you’ll have to answer to the world for this.’ And that was it and then I left. Merry Christmas,” she continued.

Bachmann is retiring from Congress after four terms in the House.

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