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Oberstar: Bachmann’s ‘hearing voices’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Is Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., hearing voices? Rep.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Is Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., hearing voices? Rep. Jim Oberstar thinks so.

Speaking to constituents at a recent town hall meeting, the Democrat from the Iron Range dismissed claims that Bachmann has made this August about health care and questioned where the conservative firebrand may be getting her information.

“I don’t think God’s talking to her anymore,” Oberstar quipped, according to the Duluth News Tribune. “I think she’s hearing voices.”

Last month, Bachmann said that she would run for president if she thought that God wanted her to. In recent weeks, Bachmann has stepped up her rhetoric against the proposed health care reform bills in Congress, telling a group in Denver that they should “make a covenant, slit our wrists, be blood brothers,” in fighting against efforts by Democrats.

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“What has God now inspired her to say?” Oberstar teased after calling her “a very sweet woman.”

 Calls to Bachmann’s office were not immediately returned.