Back in March, Bachmann told a group of local New Hampshire Republicans, "You're the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord." However, the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired in Massachusetts, not the Granite State.
On Sunday morning, Bachmann suggested that the misstep didn't result from a lack of geographic or historical knowledge, but rather her use of a teleprompter while she was speaking.
"After that, I promised I would never again use President Obama's teleprompter," she said. "And I intend to keep that promise."
The AP reported at the time Bachmann made the comments in question:
Though Bachmann probably wasn't the first to confuse Concord, N.H., with Concord, Mass., her mistake was striking given her roots in the tea party movement, which takes its name from the dumping of tea into Boston Harbor by angry American colonists in December 1773, 16 months before the Battle of Lexington Green.
"I made a mistake; I should've said Massachusetts rather than New Hampshire," Bachmann said amid scrutiny on the heels of making the remarks. "We all know that there's a double standard in the media."
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