WATCH: Audience Laughs at Michele Bachmann's Claim She Doesn't 'Do' Political Speech

BY Sunnivie Brydum

October 31 2012 11:33 AM ET

At a debate against Democratic challenger Jim Graves on Tuesday, antigay Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann made the crowd laugh out loud when she said she doesn't partake in political speech.

"It's insulting to say that these are political speech," said Bachmann. "Because that's one thing I do not do, is political speech."

The audience of approximately 400 broke out in uproarious laughter before the congresswoman had finished her sentence, according to the MinnPost.

The debate, the first of three Bachmann agreed to in the final 10 days before the election, took place at the River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, Minn.

Watch Bachmann manage to keep a straight face while lying in the video below, and check out this transcript of her exceedingly political speech to the right-wing Values Voters Conference in September. Here's an excerpt from Bachmann's rant about the September 11 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya: "No one here is suggesting that all Muslims are radical, but we should not be ignorant of the objective reality that there is a very radical wing of Islam that is dedicated to the destruction of American, of Israel and Israel's allies. And what we're watching develop before our eyes today are the direct consequences of this administration's policy of apology and appeasement across the globe and the supposed success of the president's foreign policy genius, hailed by media even last week, now exposed for what it really is."

 

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