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In the longest retirement video ever, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has announced she will not seek another term in the House of Representatives, where she has been serving since 2007.

The congresswoman offered no reasoning for her retirement from Congress but carefully argued that she wasn’t afraid of losing to the man who nearly defeated her in 2012 — and currently leads her in the polls — Jim Graves. She also insisted that an investigation into her presidential campaign that reportedly has caught the attention of the FBI played no role in her decision. A former aide has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission accusing improper payments were made to an official in Iowa, along with other violations.

As Michele Bachmann once said, “Thou protesteth too much.”

Insiders had been predicting Bachmann would retire to give Republicans an easier time of holding her solidly red district.

“I will continue to work overtime for the next 18 months in Congress defending the same constitutional conservative values we have worked so hard on together,” Bachmann said in the video.

Why do you think Bachmann is leaving Congress? And what will she do next? Maybe she’ll return to her job at the IRS.

Let us know what you think in the comments.

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