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10/17/2013 11:52 am ET Updated Oct 17, 2013

Michele Bachmann: Government Reopening Is 'A Very Sad Day'

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) called Thursday, the day the government reopened after a shutdown that lasted almost two weeks, "a very sad day."

In an interview with Fox News, Bachmann said President Barack Obama "got 100 percent of what he wanted" in the shutdown deal that passed late Wednesday, and said he made "a very bad bargain."

MinnPost reports Bachmann criticized the president for taking an "immediate victory lap."

“To me, it’s a very sad day, because his agenda is going to go forward and he gets an immediate victory lap," Bachmann said, according to MinnPost.

The end of the shutdown meant thousands of furloughed workers could return to their jobs, national parks could reopen and desperately ill patients could continue clinical trials, among other things. Obama signed the bill to reopen the government early Thursday morning.

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