Congresswoman Michele Bachmann Focuses on Tea Party

During a televised response to the President’s State of the Union address, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann seemed to be looking away from the TV camera. INSIDE EDITION finds out what happened.

"The tea party is a dynamic force for good in our national conversation."

That was said by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann on live TV responding to the President's State of the Union address.

But what was she looking at? Even as she stood in front of a chart, her gaze was still fixed way off in the other direction.

Today, Bachmann is facing a lot of mockery.

But Whoopi Goldberg is coming to her defense, saying, "I thought that someone should have split the cameras for her so that she could have looked forward."

So what was going on? Turns out Bachmann was directing her remarks at a camera controlled by the tea party. The second camera was one shared by the TV networks.