(CNN) – Former GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Monday pointed to partisanship in the uproar over Rush Limbaugh's comments about a female law student, saying top conservative women face similar "vitriol" but receive far less attention.
"I have gone through myself, and experienced, more things said about me and I have never seen this level of outrage on the left about what left-leaning commentators said about me," Bachmann said in an interview set to air Monday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."
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The Minnesota congresswoman added that for a conservative woman, "it seems like there is no level of vitriol that's beyond the pale."
"I've been on the receiving end of it. We all know Governor Palin has been on the receiving end of it. You don't see this level of outrage," Bachmann said. "You certainly don't see advertisers cutting back."
Limbaugh apologized Saturday after calling the law student, Sandra Fluke, a "slut" and a "prostitute" following her appearance advocating for contraception coverage at a Democratic hearing last month.
His comments sparked an uproar of criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike, as well as a swarm of advertisers who pledged to take their business elsewhere.
On Monday, Bachmann said the main take-away from Limbaugh's comments was that people should be more careful in their choice of words.
"That's what we should learn out of all of this, is that on both sides, we want to pay attention to what we're saying," Bachmann said.
The full interview will air Monday night at 9 p.m. ET on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."
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