Minnesota Congressman Erik Paulsen doesn’t share Michele Bachmann’s suspicion that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the Minnesota congressional delegation or the U.S. State Department.
Paulsen, in St. Paul Monday for a legislative hearing on healthcare, joined the bipartisan ranks of politicians who have criticized Bachmann’s remarks.
“I think her comments were not appropriate. I don’t think they were accurate,” Paulsen said, when pressed for a reaction to the controversy.
Bachmann made headlines by trying to draw ties between Islamic fundamentalists and U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and State Department aide Huma Abedin.
Paulsen said he doesn’t agree with Bachmann’s claims, adding, “I don’t think it’s right” to level such serious accusations without evidence.
Meanwhile, the Muslim Brotherhood itself weighed in on Bachmann's claims, calling them "
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