Michelle Bachmann has claimed that the American people have been “bullied” by gay people.
The Minnesota congresswoman made the comments during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last week.
She last week criticised Arizona’s Republican Governor Jan Brewer for vetoing a bill that would have legalised discrimination against gay people.
Also commenting on the veto of the bill, Bachmann said: “There’s nothing about gays in there. But the gay community decided to make this their measure… I think the thing that is getting a little tiresome, the gay community, they have so bullied the American people, and they’ve so intimidated politicians. The politicians fear them, so that they think they get to dictate the agenda everywhere.”
The claims were centred on her husband’s medical practice.