1 Dec 2011 10:17 AM EST
-by Alex Mangini, Staff Writer; Image: Bachmann says she makes no mistakes (Image Source: Reason.com)
GOP Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann believes she has run a mistake-free campaign thus far.
According to the Republican congresswoman from Minnesota, she has yet to make any sort of factual error in any of the party’s televised debates.
Speaking with National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, Bachmann said the following:
“I’m happy to say I don’t think that I’ve said anything inaccurate in any of the debates. And I’m extremely grateful for that. It’s a high-profile stage, and so I’m grateful that I don’t think I’ve made a blunder.”
It seems not everyone agrees with the confident representative’s recollection.
Glenn Kessler, Fact Checker for The Washington Post, voiced his opinion recently on Bachmann’s claim.
“The record clearly shows that Bachmann has said many inaccurate statements repeatedly”, Kessler said.
One example, according to the Post, was how Bachmann criticized ObamaCare.
“The CBO, the Congressional Budget Office, has said that ObamaCare will kill 800,000 jobs,” Bachmann said in the June 13 New Hampshire debate.
Bachmann then repeated this sentiment in September, saying, “ObamaCare is killing jobs. We know that from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, but I know it firsthand from speaking to people.”
The Post says that the CBO has never offered any sort of statement saying that the health care legislation would eliminate jobs for Americans.