Rep. Michelle Bachmann says if she were president, she would immediately call Congress back to Washington with the aim of "getting this AAA credit rating back."

Bachmann tells NBC's "Today" show that public officials should be working to begin "reforming entitlements" and get spending under control. Her statement Friday contrasted with President Barack Obama's observation that the last thing a wary country needs is a late-August congressional fight.

The Minnesota congresswoman also said she was a "lone voice" in fighting the increase in the debt limit. And she said that she's been "the voice for people who have been crying for Washington to stop spending so much money."

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