US Former Rep. Michele Bachmann recently made controversial remarks about the founding of the United States, stating that slavery was not a “sinful” part of the nation’s inception. 

On July 4, Bachmann spoke on the Christian program Flashpoint and spoke on how young people in America view the country’s founding.

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She said, “Well, I think sometimes when evil comes into the world and when falsehoods come into our nation, people react to that. There’s the 1619 Project that came in, and that is a rewriting of American history, a false view of American history. And a lot of people were absolutely appalled by that.”

Who is Michele Bachmann?

Michele Marie Bachmann represented Minnesota’s 6th congressional district in the United States from 2007 to 2015. Republican Party member Michele Bachmann ran for president of the United States in the 2012 election, although she was unsuccessful in winning the party’s candidacy and suffered a defeat to Mitt Romney.

She officially started her political career, after she won a seat in the Minnesota Senate in 2000. Later, in 2006, she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Bachmann was elected to the House for another term despite her failed 2012 presidential campaign. But she made her political exit before the 2014 election.

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Recently, Bachmann again made it to the headlines after she made a controversial statement. She claimed that students are being taught that America was “sinful from our inception” due to the existence of slavery in the original 13 colonies during the start of the war for independence in 1775.

She said, “They’re taught things that aren’t true, that America is a hateful country, that we were sinful from our inception.”

After her controversial remarks surfaced on the internet. Several users on Twitter blasted the former lawmaker. One user tweeted, “TBH I kind of thought Michele Bachmann died.  Unfortunately, she’s still alive and saying stupid shit.”

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“@MicheleBachmann should do her homework. Slavery is always sinful. So is stealing land and killing the indigenous population that was here when colonists arrived. It’s not wrong to say the colonists did sinful things. It’s wrong to pretend it didn’t happen,” another user commented.