Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has called President Barack Obama “out of touch” for endorsing gay marriage.

Obama on Wednesday told ABC News' Robin Roberts: “I've concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”

In a statement released Wednesday, Bachmann joined former rivals for the GOP presidential nomination Rick Santorum and Rick Perry in condemning Obama's announcement.

“The President's announcement today shows how out of touch he is [with] the values of American families,” said Bachmann. “The President continues to practice the politics of division and diversion. He's tried to divide the country over gender, education, class, and now he's attempting to divide families as a diversion to his failed economic policies that have affected all Americans.”

She said that “Americans know better and support traditional marriage” and “Marriage between one man and one woman is the foundation of our society.”

“I will continue to protect traditional marriage, despite our president's decision to thumb his nose at the traditional institution of marriage,” she added.

As a Minnesota state senator, Bachmann sponsored a resolution which sought to constitutionally ban gay marriage in the state. Minnesota voters will decide the fate of a ballot initiative on the matter in November.