Michele Bachmann eyes Franken's Senate seat

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Bachmann said during a recent interview.

Bachmann said she would go back to Washington to advocate for Christian principles, which have largely influenced her post-congressional career.

Sen. Al Franken officially stepped down Tuesday - and former Rep. Michele Bachmann may be considering stepping in. "The only reason I would run is for the ability to take these principles into the United States Senate", she said, later adding, "The question is should it be me?"

Two women told the Huffington Post that Franken squeezed their buttocks at political events during his first campaign for the Senate in 2008. But there's also a price to pay. His departure was strategic, Bachmann suggested, because Democrats want to use sexual harassment as an issue in upcoming campaigns. "But he didn't do what Harvey Weinstein did", she said.

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"I'm not saying that he didn't do some bad boy things".

Bachmann has been accused of employing gay conversion therapy at her Counseling Care clinics over the years, and the clinics have been hit with health inspector violations in 2005, 2009 and 2017, according to NBC News. She became nationally well known for statements that found to be untrue, such as a claim in a nationally televised presidential debate that the HPV vaccine can cause mental retardation.

Dayton has already announced he will appoint Democrat Lt. Governor Tina Smith to replace Franken, setting her up for an election fight in just a few months.

She'll hold the seat until a special election in November determine who will serve the balance of Franken's second term, which ends in 2020.