On Tuesday, outgoing Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) gave her final speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The four-term congresswoman thanked her supporters, constituents, colleagues, staff and U.S. Capitol personnel.
“It’s an honor and it’s the ride of a lifetime,” Bachmann said. “I’m so filled with joy and so much happiness and understanding that the privilege that I have is one of being really a link on a chain. It’s gone on for hundreds of years and I stand right here on the soil in the square feet that are the freest square feet in the world.”
Bachmann also touted the Ten Commandments and their role in U.S. governance.
“Here in the United States, the Ten Commandments that God gave to Moses is the very foundation of the law that has given happiness and the rise of the greatest prosperity that any nation has known before,” she added. “[I]t could be no coincidence that this nation, knowing and enjoying the heights of such great happiness and such great prosperity, that it could be built upon that foundation of the Ten Commandments and by the law given by the God in whom we trust.”
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