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U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor defends Michele Bachmann

Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was relatively silent on CBS's "This Morning" when asked whether Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was "out of line" regarding her Muslim Brotherhood accusations. Cantor said, "I think that her concern was about the security of the country. So that's all I know." A number of Bachmann's colleagues, including House Speaker John Boehner and Sen. John McCain have criticized her claims.
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Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was relatively silent on CBS's "This Morning" when asked whether Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was "out of line" regarding her Muslim Brotherhood accusations, the Huffington Post writes. Cantor said, "I think that her concern was about the security of the country. So that's all I know."

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A number of Bachmann's colleagues, including House Speaker John Boehner and Sen. John McCain have criticized her claims.

On Friday, Republican Congressman John Kline and former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman both believe Bachmann "stepped a little bit over the line," MinnPost reports.

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