Gingrich Defends Bachmann’s Muslim Brotherhood Allegations: ‘What Is It [Her Critics] Are Afraid Of Learning?’

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich appeared on POLITICO Live’s Driving the Day morning show Tuesday and defended Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) for her letter requesting an investigation into possible ties between Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin and the Muslim Brotherhood.

“There weren’t allegations, there was a question,” Gingrich told the hosts, adding that “the question ought to be asked across the board” about the Muslim Brotherhood’s relationship with and influence over the United States’ government.

“When the United States government holds a counterterrorism conference and refuses to invite Israel,” Gingrich said, “I think that there’s a very serious problem in this administration.”

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“So you think the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the U.S. government?” co-host Jim VandeHei asked.

“I think it’s worth knowing,” Gingrich responded.

When it was mentioned that many prominent Republicans, including Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), have attacked Rep. Bachmann for her methods, Gingrich stated that “I think those folks are wrong…. What is it they’re afraid of learning?”

Check out the segment below, via POLITICO:


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