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Video: Rep. Michele Bachmann Stands Behind her Anti-Muslim Accusations

| by Michael Allen

During her final debate against Democratic challenger Jim Graves, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MI) said she stood by five letters, which she wrote, claiming Muslim extremists had infiltrated the U.S. government infiltrated the U.S. government (video below), reports RawStory.com.

Bachmann provided no proof of her claim, but did say: “I certainly do stand by those letters, because what we know is that terrorism continues to remain a very real threat in the United States. I serve on the Intelligence Committee. We deal with deal with the classified secrets of the nation.”

Back in July, Rep. Bachmann and four other Republicans sent five letters to the Defense, Homeland Security, Justice and State departments, asking them to investigate “potential Muslim Brotherhood infiltration” by Huma Abedin, a former aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

During the debate, Rep. Bachmann denied making accusations against Abedin, saying the letters were just “asking questions.”

In response, Graves said: "We don’t need to polarizing, we don’t need to be throwing mud, especially when it’s uncalled for. Here’s the thing: there’s nothing more important in this country, nothing more important than the federal government is to protect these people and I stand behind that 100 percent. But we don’t need to polarize, we don’t need to antagonize, we don’t need to be throwing mud, especially when it’s not even called for.”