Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has suggested her statement declaring gay marriage to be “boring” was misunderstood.

Bachmann, who is not seeking a fifth term, reportedly told The Huffington Post that marriage equality is “not an issue.”

“In fact, it's boring,” Bachmann told Michelangelo Signorile on Friday at the conservative Values Voter Summit.

The story made headlines because Bachmann, a Tea Party favorite, is a staunch opponent of marriage equality.

“What I said is that this won't be the issue that drives the 2014 election,” Bachmann told WND.com. “I told the reporter it's getting boring having them only press this issue with Republicans while ignoring Democrats.”

“The media loves to divide us on this issue. The look for something all the time. I said nothing different. I'm the woman who carried the traditional marriage amendment in Minnesota, and I stand firm in my belief that marriage should be between one man and one woman,” she added.