Bachmann: We Have to ‘Slit Our Wrists, Be Blood Brothers’ Against Health Care Reform

August 31, 2009 | Last updated: July 31, 2020

The Colorado Independent‘s Ernest Luning passes along this rather remarkable quote from Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), speaking earlier today at an event in Colorado.

“This cannot pass. What we have to do today is make a covenant, to slit our wrists, be blood brothers on this thing. This will not pass. We will do whatever it takes to make sure this doesn’t pass.”

She’s talking about health care reform.

Update: Luning passes on some more background.

Bachmann was speaking at a fundraiser, described as a “personal legislative briefing,” for the Colorado-based Independence Institute, which describes itself as a “free-market think tank.” In a fiery speech that had the audience cheering, Bachmann railed against the dangers of health care reform and other Democratic initiatives, saying the proposals “have the strength to destroy this country forever.”

2nd Update: The Colorado Independent has more on Bachmann’s appearance here.

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