Using children to confront political candidates with awkward questions is often an embarrassing exercise for all involved. This instance is no exception, but it’s highly watchable.
Michele Bachmann had a rough encounter with an 8-year-old at a signing of her book Core of Conviction in South Carolina on Sunday. The child, Elijiah, whispered his line to Bachmann while his mother stood beside him.
“Ms. Bachmann, my mommy’s gay but she doesn’t need any fixing,” the child said.
Watch how she reacts below…
A conservative evangelical, Bachmann is opposed to both gay marriage and civil unions for gay couples. Her husband, Marcus Bachmann, who runs a Christian counseling clinic, provides reparative therapy to “pray away the gay” for patients who request it.
(h/t Raw Story)
Pema Levy is a News Writer at TPM covering the 2012 election. Before coming to TPM, Pema was an assistant editor at The American Prospect where she wrote about politics and the economy.