Bachmann to Congress: ‘Having a Heart’ on Immigration Means Opposing Amnesty

by Andrew Johnson

Michele Bachmann weighed in on the immigration debate by tying her opposition to the proposed bill to her Christian values, calling on Congress to “have a big heart” on the issue, “but [to] use our heads” as well.

Bachmann told the audience at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference today that being ”people of compassion” on immigration means opposition to amnesty for illegal immigrants, because the policy would hurt American workers and legal immigrants.

Earlier this week in an interview, Bachmann warned that “the republic is at stake” if amnesty passes. “We will not successfully pass the torch of liberty if we have perpetual amnesty,” she said.

Bachman, who announced last month that she would not seek reelection in the House next year, also teased the audience with the suggestion that she might make a run at another position. “I do intend to run for president . . . of the Tim Tebow fan club,” she joked.

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