Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks at the Capitol in Washington on Dec. 11, 2014.
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Bachmann: The rapture is coming. Thanks Obama.

Former Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann recently declared that the end is near – and it’s all thanks to President Barack Obama.

“We need to realize how close this clock is to getting towards the midnight hour,” the Republican firebrand and 2012 presidential candidate told radio host Jan Markell of the end of days. “The events have picked up such a pace and are going to continue it’s just like the Bible forewarned, in the last days it will be like the beginning of birth pangs. In my opinion, we are far beyond the beginning of birth pangs.”

Bachmann broadly argued that President Obama was bringing the rapture on with domestic policies like same-sex marriage, which the president has said he supports, and by not repelling radical terrorists enough – a classic GOP talking point, made her own with her unsubstantiated claim that the president is personally working to “lift up” terrorist agendas.

Bachmann, who sat on the House Intelligence Committee, slammed Obama’s Iranian nuclear deal in particular in the interview, following the president’s announcement that an international coalition had negotiated a deal to limit and supervise Iran’s nuclear program while thawing the terse relations – and sanctions – that have historically characterized Iran’s relationship with the West.

“Barack Obama is intent, it is his number one goal, to ensure that Iran has a nuclear weapon,” said Bachmann, who added earlier in the program that she’d ask the president to bomb the Iranian nuclear program during a photo op at the White House Christmas Party in December.

Host Markell said that the rise of abortion and gay marriage in America will bring down God’s ire thanks to the “policies that we continue to do that violate His principles.”

“Well you are right,” Bachmann responded. “The blessings and the cursing that he speaks about in the bible aren’t true just for the day they’re written, they’re also true for all people, in all tribes, in all times … Obedience brings about His blessings.”

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Bachmann: The rapture is coming. Thanks Obama.