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10/10/2013 09:33 am ET Updated Oct 10, 2013

Michele Bachmann: House GOP 'Completely Unified'

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said House Republicans are "completely unified."

During an appearance on CNN's "New Day," Bachmann addressed questions about Republicans' poor approval rating and growing unpopularity.

“We as a House were completely unified, from the moderates to the Tea Party Republicans," Bachmann said, noting that GOP unity is what she values over polling numbers. "We were unified in standing together that we need to represent the interests of the people, that we have a problem with debt. We have a problem with spending. And we need to get our economic house back in order.”

House Republicans are still working on a firm debt ceiling plan, but reports surfaced Wednesday that leaders were talking to members about a short-term increase of the looming debt limit.

Other recent fights, including the battle over Obamacare that led to the government shutdown, have shown major cracks in the GOP, with Republicans and tea party members failing to come to an agreement.

Bachmann failed to see that divide, saying Republicans were "excited" about the government shutdown.

“It’s exactly what we wanted, and we got it," Bachmann told the Washington Post ahead of the Oct. 1 shutdown.

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