(USA TODAY) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer received kudos from many of her fellow Republicans for vetoing a controversial bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians based on religious beliefs.
But Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann is not one of those Republicans. The founder of the House Tea Party Caucus told ABC News-Yahoo News that she was "sorry" Brewer struck down Senate Bill 1062.
"I believe that tolerance is a two-way street, and we need to respect
everyone's rights, including the rights of people who have sincerely
held religious beliefs," Bachmann told ABC's Jeff Zeleny in the
Bachmann went on to say there is a "terrible intolerance afoot in the
United States" that is directed at people who have strongly held
Mitt Romney and John McCain, the GOP's two most recent presidential
nominees, Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, the state's Chamber of Commerce
and the host committee for the 2015 Super Bowl were among those urging
Brewer to veto Senate Bill 1062. She did so on Feb. 26, saying the
measure was broadly worded and could have "unintended and negative
Bachmann, who ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, is retiring from Congress after this term.
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