Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's possible presidential run in 2016 could be defeated by a Republican candidate if "we repent" and "cry out to God," Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann said in a radio interview Monday.
On her weekly radio program Olive Tree Ministries, evangelical radio host Jan Markell asked Bachmann, who represents Minnesota's sixth congressional district, if she is "one of those who just assumes" that Hillary Clinton will be "coronated" as president after the 2016 race.
"I don't at all because I look at the story of David and Goliath," Bachmann responded. "All David needed was one smooth stone to fell the giant. It wasn't the stone, it wasn't David, it was the strong right arm of a Holy God."
"I believe in some ways it's up to us. If we repent, if we cry out to God, we have no idea what the Lord God will do for us in 2016," Bachmann added. Bachmann then went on to clarify that she doesn't believe one candidate will "save" the Republican party, but rather the party needs a revamped message and advanced technology techniques to win the 2016 presidential election.
"I don't believe that we should focus on one person, one person as president who's going to be our savior. That's not it. What we need is a message and a narrative," Bachmann added.
Bachmann and Markell went on to discuss a series of other diplomatic issues during the hour-long interview, including last year's Benghazi embassy attacks, civil unrest in Egypt, the plight of Middle East Christians, and Israel, among other topics.
Although former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has not announced a presidential run for 2016, many argue that she is a possible shoe-in for the democratic ticket due to her extensive experience, previously serving as First Lady, senator, and Secretary of State. She also was a leading candidate in the 2008 democratic presidential election, but ultimately lost the ticket to President Barack Obama. Critics suggest that if Clinton were to announce her plans for a presidential run, it would not happen for at least another year.
Throughout her political career, Bachmann has been open about her Christian faith and her hope that God will reshape America's politics and culture for the better. When she announced in May that she would not be seeking re-election for Congress in 2014, the politician said in a video announcing her retirement that she thanked God for giving her the "strength" to fight for her country.
"I want to thank God for his blessings upon the United States of America. You see, it is God who has given me the strength, the conviction and the personal fortitude to fight to enhance the safety, security, longevity and wellbeing of our blessed nation, the United States of America," Bachmann said in the video.