Michele Bachmann, who is famed for her homophobic views, has said that gay people want to sexually abuse children.

During conservative radio show Faith & Liberty, the Minnesota congresswoman said: “I think also they want to abolish age of consent laws, which means we will do away with statutory rape laws so that adults would be able to freely prey on little children sexually.

“That’s the deviance that we’re seeing embraced in our culture today.”

The comments were recorded by Right Wing Watch and are available to stream below.

Earlier this week, Bachmann said “there’s a chance” she will run for president again in 2016.

In the past, Bachmann has made anti-gay comments such as claiming that American people are “bullied” by gay people.

The 2012 Republican US presidential contender, was accused of supporting gay-to-straight conversion therapy, during her failed bid for the White House.

The audio recording of the clip is available to listen below