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Bachmann: I’d ‘beat [Sandusky] to a pulp.’

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On Sunday’s Meet the Press, Michele Bachmann said the child sex abuse scandal that has embroiled Penn State University is a “horrific” event, and she’d seek out the coach invo

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On Sunday’s Meet the Press, Michele Bachmann said the child sex abuse scandal that has embroiled Penn State University is a “horrific” event, and she’d seek out the coach involved and “beat him to a pulp” had her children been victims.

“This is so horrific on the level of a parent,” she said. “I think about my children, if that was my child. And I think my automatic reaction would be, even though I’m a small woman, I’d want to go find that guy and beat him to a pulp. I think that’s what any parent would want to do when they think about their child.”

Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State defensive coordinator, is charged with sexually assaulting eight boys over a 15-year period. The university has since fired its president and long-time head football coach Joe Paterno for not doing more to stop the abuse.

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