GOP Congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann will board the USS Yorktown in Charleston today to deliver a foreign policy speech. Bachmann says she is excited to be in Charleston today. She says she can relate to the deep military history of the city.
“My father served in the United State Air Force, my stepdad was in the Army and my brother retired full US Navy–we are also a military family. I’m extremely proud of our military, I admire them, I respect them. They are our first obligation and we can’t forget them,” says Bachmann.
Bachmann opposes $600 billion in cuts to defense that could happen if the congressional Committee of 12 fails to agree on a plan to cut federal spending.
As president, Bachmann says she would add the National Guard to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The Minnesota congresswoman was in Columbia Tuesday and will be in West Columbia tonight. Currently her support in South Carolina is in the single digits, according to GOP-focused polls.
Bachmann was in Columbia Tuesday and will be in West Columbia tonight.