"The tea party movement focuses on principles before politics and defending the Constitution rather than defending political parties. The media would have you believe that the tea party is a group of old white racists bought and paid for by Republicans. The Democrats shrugged off the massive crowds as fringe and unworthy of notice. It's only AstroTurf, they said. They were wrong," Mrs. Bachmann noted earlier this year.
"I don't know how you'll see me, but I would like to be in a situation where I can offer an opposing viewpoint to Hillary Clinton," she told Politico.