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Bachmann was in Minnesota touring work on the St. Croix River for the new bridge near Stillwater and meeting with small business owners in St. Michael and Hanover.
On her way to a Republican Jewish Coalition event, she took two questions on the firestorm -- though replied to others on the bridge -- that has followed her comments, which also included linking a fellow lawmaker and a top State Department aide to the Muslim Brotherhood.
The three-term congresswoman from West Lakeland Township said avoiding the subject of radical Islam in the name of political correctness isn't new.
She talked about the 2009 Fort Hood, Texas, shooting that killed 13, pointing to a new report that found the FBI made a mistake by not investigating Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, despite evidence of troubling emails between the Army psychiatrist and a Yemeni terror leader.
"This was a preventable disaster," Bachmann said.
Bachmann and four Republican congressmen asked federal investigators to look into whether State Department officials were trying to influence foreign policy to help Islamic causes.
Bachmann and the others specifically claimed that Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.