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Piers Morgan, Michele Bachmann Clash: 'I'm Not Being Rude!' (VIDEO)

Posted: 03/06/12 09:59 AM ET  |  Updated: 03/06/12 11:09 AM ET

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CNN host Piers Morgan clashed with his guest Rep. Michele Bachmann on Monday, after the congresswoman called Morgan rude to his face.

During the interview, Morgan replayed a clip of his interview with actor Kirk Cameron, who called same-sex marriage "unnatural" and "ultimately destructive." "Do you agree with him?" Morgan asked.

"I am not here to be anybody's judge," Bachmann said. "Well you've been pretty judgmental in the past, come on," Morgan responded.

Bachmann's eyes grew wide. "Me?" she asked. "Hardly, hardly, hardly, hardly, hardly."

Morgan pressed Bachmann and said she was "one of the judgmental people in America probably.""Well that's rude," Bachmann fired back. "That's absolutely rude. I'm not a judgmental person."

Morgan defended his question and said he was not being rude, but called Bachmann "very outspoken" on the issue of same-sex marriage. "You have been very, very outspoken about gay marriage, about homosexuality, in the past and people will view it, whether you think it is judgmental or not, as very judgmental. So I'm surprised that you think that I'm being rude by asking you about views that you very, very vociferously espouse," he said.

"I'm very adamant and very clear that I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman and I stand for that. I don't think that's bigoted," Bachmann responded.

Later in the show, Morgan asked Bachmann about her beliefs towards a college education and confronted the former GOP candidate when he did not get a straight response. "Michele, you have to occasionally answer some of my questions," he said.

Watch Morgan's confrontation in the video above, and the clash in the clip below.

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