The Waxman-Markey legislation represents tyrannical rule by the federal government, Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) said on the House floor moments ago.

If the legislation passes, "the federal government will virtually have control over every aspect of lives of the American people," Bachmann said.

The choice, Bachmann added, is stark and clear.

"We choose liberty, or we choose tyranny," she sad. "It's one of the two."