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So Michelle Bachmann and governor Rick Perry are clashing over billions of dollars and US aid to Pakistan to Minnesota congresswoman.
Says that while -- relationship with Pakistan is imperfect it is critical to fighting the war on terror -- from last night.
A nation that -- is that does everything possibly that you could imagine wrong at the same time.
They do you share intelligence data with us regarding al-Qaeda.
And I also I also think that Pakistan as a nation -- -- it's it's kind of like to -- clear to fail.
The bottom line is -- they've showed us time after time that they can't be trusted.
And until Pakistan.
Clearly shows that they have America's best interest in mind I would not send them one -- Live with all due respect to the governor I think that's highly and I need because it again we have to recognize what's happening on the ground.
All right Michelle Bachmann is with me now to Washington she's got her new book out what's called.
Core of conviction and we welcome the congresswoman -- how you doing a good morning to you thanks for getting up for us today.
On good morning -- really enjoyed the debate last night and allow someone we can talk about don't ask because -- -- Politico dot com talked about you was being an over performer on the undercard meaning that you were not expected it was well some of the others and and your performance last night at least according to one review was pretty decent what did you mean by Pakistan is too nuclear.
Well that came from an Atlantic monthly -- article that I read and it means that Pakistan.
Has not only one nuclear weapon they have multiple nuclear weapons they have a thin veneer of government.
In order to protect these weapons a lot of Pakistan has run by the military.
And Pakistan of all nations has the ability -- Trent penetrated.
By radical jihadist who could get access to these nuclear weapons.
There are thirteen fifteen sites that are available that potentially could be accessible by jihadist there have been six attempts some recently.
This is a very real issue that would that nuclear -- weapons and nuclear parts of fissile material.
Can actually get into the hands of terrorists sue -- -- you graduated in ninety.
President would you embrace Pakistan -- back away or keep the relationship word is.
It's -- it's a tough relationship it's tenuous we do need to be engaged and involved was Pakistan.
We need to hold them to a greater level of accountability that we have his -- -- last night our foreign policy can't simply be crossing your fingers and hoping everything turns out well.
We know that the Chinese want to have influence in Pakistan certainly Iran wants to have influence the United States can't back off.
Having influence because this is a very volatile unstable nation.
And we can't allow those nuclear weapons to get into the hands of unstable people would do harm to cities here in the United States.
Now that was one issue you took up with Rick Perry another she took -- Newt Gingrich was immigration you accused him of embracing a policy of amnesty.
When the former speaker made a point of saying that that was not his idea.
I know why did you go after him.
On that reaction.
Was not just me saying it there's an immigration organization that has given speaker Gingrich a because the speaker -- said -- in previous statements that he would make -- legal.
Eleven million illegal alien workers in the United States today.
To make them legal is in effect a form of amnesty and he's also says that he embraces the DREAM Act that the federal -- well that's the federal government providing.
Taxpayer subsidized college tuition for children a -- illegal aliens what's.
That is there's some bit -- specifically to his point if you have been here 25 years legal or not.
We cannot up route she was the point that it was making we cannot send you in your family home you would disagree with that.
Well course that's the extreme example he's not saying that the people have been here 25 years would be given legal status.
He's saying that all people who are here as illegal workers would be given that status.
That's over eleven million people.
That are here illegally may have.
-- angering a Paper to be clear on this in the post debate interview that I witnessed.
He made it clear distinction between the people who have been here for a couple decades -- believers -- other words he used in those who have been here in recent years.
And bill that would be at that would be a contradiction of the statement that the speaker is made earlier that he would make eleven million illegal workers legal so those are two different statements that the speakers making we -- -- look -- -- And on that I -- -- the other thing you said last night is that you have identified more voters in Iowa than Mike Huckabee had in 2008.
Are you predicting victory in Iowa.
We certainly -- we're working very hard to that and we're doing exactly what we need to do and I -- we are working the ground game which is identifying supporters.
And then now we have to make sure that we get them to the polls and so my website as Michelle Bachmann dot com.
People can come and they can help be a volunteer free an online from anywhere across the countries are inviting people to be a part of -- successful team.
Just to be clear you're saying you're gonna win and Iowa.
On the third guess -- -- January.
That's of course that's our objectives are right you get a nice write up today in the Washington Post for your new book talking about your priorities is a mother first and as a woman.
-- and this topic sort of crossed itself this past week.
After your appearance on the Jimmy Fallon show and NBC he has since said he is sorry for a song that was played upon your introduction.
Were you aware of the song and since that time what do you think of what happened even.
I wasn't aware of it at all I didn't find out until later yesterday and at that point I was traveling in making my way to the presidential debate.
I'm hoping to be able to speak to Jimmy Fallon today I don't have anything against Jimmy -- a lot of music kick.
It was a great opportunity be on the show I'd love to go back again.
But I think the point is.
If that had been Michelle Obama -- -- come out on the stage.
And if that song had been played for Michelle Obama I have no doubt that NBC would've apologized to her.
And likely they could have fired the drummer at least suspended him none of that happened from and -- NBC and this is clearly a form out.
Bias on the part of that Hollywood entertainment -- -- but it's also I think -- sexism sexism as well.
This wouldn't be tolerated if this was Michelle Obama it shouldn't be tolerated if it's a conservative -- either.
Then you'll speak with Fallon today what we tell -- I well -- -- -- of course except -- apology that this really needs to come from NBC and this is an outrage that happen.
Michelle Bachmann thank you for your time.
Think you see down the road okay perhaps in Iowa for two undoubtedly before the -- thank you.
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