Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) continued to promote a right-wing Sept. 11 "National Day of Prayer and Fasting" on Thursday, telling an audience gathered at a Capitol Hill event that such actions were necessary because "judgment" had been passed down by God on that day in both 2001 and 2012.
"Our nation has seen judgment not once but twice on September 11 and that’s why we’re going to have ‘9-11 Pray’ on that day," she said at an event called “Washington: A Man of Prayer,” according to Right Wing Watch. "Is there anything better that we can do on that day rather than to humble ourselves and to pray to an almighty God?"
The 2012 attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, in which four Americans died, took place on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Earlier, Bachmann had claimed that the nation was experiencing difficulties that could be improved by turning to God.
"It’s no secret that our nation may very well be experiencing the hand of judgment. It is no secret that we all are concerned that our nation may be in a time of decline. If that is in fact so, what is the answer?" Bachmann asked. "The answer is what we are doing here today: humbling ourselves before an almighty God, crying out to an almighty God, saying not of ourselves but you, would you save us oh God? We repent of our sins, we turn away from them, we seek you, we seek your ways."
(Watch the entire clip above, via Right Wing Watch.)
Bachmann has partnered with Joseph Farah, editor of the far-right publication World Net Daily, to rally support for the outlet's Sept. 11 event. She entered an official endorsement into the Congressional Record last month.
Farah has said the event is necessary because the nation is currently seeing a "slide from moral malaise to cultural hedonism," which he argued was exemplified by growing support for gay marriage and equal rights.
The event has drawn backers among a number of prominent far-right conservatives. Martial arts and action movie star Chuck Norris recently joined the push.