Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Making nice with Michele Bachmann after weeks of warring words?
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (DFL-MN) appears to have accepted Rep. Michele Bachmann's verbal olive branch in their recent war of words—if that what is was when Bachmann said Monday she hoped to reform Medicaid with him. "I look forward to working with Rep. Bachmann" on healthcare issues, Ellison said in a statement Tuesday afternoon. But that includes carrying out the very "Obamacare" law Bachmann has vowed to repeal: We are always looking for ways to create a more efficient and effective healthcare system, and that includes improving Medicaid and Medicare, and fully implementing the Affordable Care Act. Minnesotans deserve to have the best healthcare system possible and I look forward to working with Rep. Bachmann and anyone else who wants to…
Monday, July 23, 2012
Fifth District Republican candidate Chris Fields also weighs in on the Bachmann/Ellison feud.
After Rep. Michele Bachmann accused Rep. Keith Ellison as having a "long history" with the Muslim Brotherhood last week, a recent column in FrontPageMag.com alleges Bachmann's claims are true. *FrontPageMag.com is edited by David Horowitz, director of the conservative organization Freedom Center. In the past, critics have accused Horowitz of promoting fear of an Islamic takeover. The column reads: "As long ago as 2006, Ellison’s closeness to Nihad Awad, co-founder of Hamas-linked CAIR, was a matter of public record," the article says. "Awad, who notoriously said in 1994 that he was 'in support of the Hamas movement,' spoke at fundraisers for Ellison, raising considerable sums for his first Congressional race. According to investigative …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The congressman told MInnesota Public Radio, 'It's time for her to just stop it and hopefully apologize' for claiming federal officials have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Keith Ellison's demand for an apology comes after amid heightening tensions between the two Minnesota representative, with Bachmann adding Ellison to her list of federal officials responsible for "deep penetration" of the U.S. federal government by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Friday, July 20, 2012
‘Minnesotans deserve better,’ the state senator said.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Editor’s Note: Sen. Ron Latz (DFL-District 46) released the following statement in response to allegations U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann made that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the highest levels of government. The 6th District congresswoman has targeted individuals ranging from a Hillary Clinton aide to U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison. The accusations have not been proven and Bachmann has not substantiated her claims. Rep. Bachmann’s latest slanderous accusations are an embarrassment to our state and our country. Her statements have no place in the American political dialogue and amount to a paranoid witch-hunt, reeking of religious intolerance. She continues to reveal herself as an irresponsible political extremist. Minnesotans deserve …
On CNN, Ellison told Anderson Cooper what Bachmann said to Glenn Beck is untrue.
In the video clip at right, Michele Bachmann accuses Keith Ellison of "a long record" of association with the Muslim Brotherhood—a claim Ellison flatly denies in the video clip at left. A brewing conflict between the two members of Congress from neighboring Minnesota districts got personal Thursday, as Bachmann directly tied Ellison to her claims of "deep penetration" of the U.S. federal government by the Muslim Brotherhood. Here is an excerpt from a transcript of the Bachmann's interview with Glenn Beck: REP. BACHMANN: And they call for Jerusalem to become Egypt’s capital, not Israel’s capital. They call for the demise of Israel and the demise of the United States. They believe in civilization, jihad, which is to come into the United …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
In new letter to Bachmann, Ellison says she "rehashes ... anti-Muslim Web sites." She responds in statement: "I will not be silent."
Update (2 p.m. Wednesday): U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann fired back this afternoon in the ongoing war of words with U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison over her charges of Muslim Brotherhood "penetration" into the federal government: “The letters my colleagues and I sent on June 13 to the Inspectors General of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Department of State—and the follow up letter I wrote to Rep. Ellison on July 13—are unfortunately being distorted. “I encourage everyone, including media outlets, to read them in their entirety. The intention of the letters was to outline the serious national security concerns I had and ask for …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Bachmann says group has "infiltrated" Obama Administration.
Citing a man who once claimed the National Missile Defense Agency's logo was a sign of "official U.S. submission to Islam" because it included a crescent, Rep. Michele Bachmann last week alleged the Obama administration had been infiltrated by agents of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood is an 84-year old political movement active in many countries in the Arab world. The main source of this infiltration, she claimed, was a top aide for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose family she said had ties to the Brotherhood. She asked five federal agencies to investigate her allegations. Salon.com reported on Friday that the aide has been targeted by anti-Muslim activists before. On Thursday, Rep. Keith Ellison sent Bachmann an …