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Michele Bachmann: 'The Obamacare Political Fight Isn't Ripe Right Now'

02/14/2014 09:57 am ET | Updated Feb 14, 2014

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said now's not the time to fight against Obamacare.

In an interview with the St. Cloud Times, Bachmann elaborated on comments she made earlier this month to the Washington Post, when she said "most of us don't think it's the time to fight."

“Obamacare is in effect now," Bachmann told the St. Cloud Times. "Sometimes a political fight is ripe, and sometimes it isn’t. And the Obamacare political fight isn't ripe right now on the debt ceiling.”

Bachmann said 2013's debt limit showdown "was our last chance" to fight against Obamcare before it went into effect.

“We needed to keep fighting until the last possible opportunity, and that’s what that vote was about," Bachmann said.

Bachmann has been one of the most vocal critics of Obamacare. In November 2013, she said she and other Republicans considered suing Obama for asking health insurance companies to allow individuals whose plans had been canceled due to the Affordable Care Act to renew them for a year.

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