Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Sunday changed his explanation for his controversial statements about Hurricane Irene and the earthquake that struck the East Coast.
Last week, Bachmann seemed to suggest a crowd in Florida that natural disasters were messages from God warns politicians to read the small-government conservatives.
"I do not know how much God has to do to get the attention of politicians, we had an earthquake. We had a hurricane, he said," Do you want to start listening to me here? "". Bachmann told the public.
"Listen to the American people, because Americans are roaring right now," Bachmann continued. "They know that the government has a diet and obesity, which curb the spending."
Bachmann dismissed the controversy over statements the next day, calling the line of a joke. "Of course it was full of humor when I said that. It would be absurd to think there was something more," he said.
Asked about the statement in an interview on CBS "Face the Nation" on Sunday, however, Bachmann moved his tone something called the opinion a "metaphor".
"Of course I was talking metaphorically," she told host Bob Schieffer. "It was clear to the public. It was clear to me."
"The American people desperately trying to attract attention, and he is not careful," said Bachmann. "They are trying to attract attention, and it was a metaphor I did."
Schieffer asked Bachmann if she thinks that "God uses to send people time."
"I believe in God. I'm not ashamed to say I believe in God. I am a woman of faith and a woman in prayer, but the comment I made right then was a metaphor . It was very simple, which I did, "said Bachmann.