MPR: Keith Ellison Wants Michele Bachmann Apology

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 between the two Minnesota representative, with responsible for "" of the U.S. federal government by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Susan July 21, 2012 at 12:44 PM
It's time for an apology, Michelle. You have gone off the deep end with this one, and if you can't see it, then it is more than just your sense of righteousness that is warped. A fund raiser yesterday? Who, in their right mind, would stand with this woman and give her money right now? Oh yeah, the crazy element still need their leader...after all, Glen Beck believes her.
Sallie July 21, 2012 at 06:01 PM
I respect Bachmann for daring to speak against the muslim brotherhood. It is time that Americans get their heads out of the sand regarding the threat of islam and anyone who supports them. It is not only Bachmann who has pointed out Ellison's ties to radical muslim brotherhood. He is "DEMANDING" an apology from Bachmann because she is a woman and not worthy of an opinion in the eyes of islam. Plenty of other politicians have pointed out ellison's ties to radical islam and the muslim brotherhood but ellison hasn't "DEMANDED" an apology from anyone else. Bachmann gets my respect for sticking to her beliefs and calling a muslim a muslim.
Sallie July 21, 2012 at 06:31 PM
I know that Bachmann is not popular and I disagree with her on many issues. Mainly, I disagree with her stand on gay issues. However, I believe she is right on regarding the Muslim Brotherhood and Keith Ellison. http://exposingliberallies.blogspot.com/2009/10/muslim-brotherhood-funded-keith.html Even ellison admits, when exposed, that the Muslim Brotherhood paid for his trip to his holy allah-land.
Edward July 21, 2012 at 06:34 PM
"He is "DEMANDING" an apology from Bachmann because she is a woman and not worthy of an opinion in the eyes of islam" If you believe this then you'd also have to agree that she's also not worthy of an opinion in the eyes of her own religion. The Bible says a woman is to shut up and obey her husband.
Susan July 21, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Wow, the stereotypes and bigotry you are promoting... Common Sense 101...being a Muslim does not make you bad. Plotting to kill Americans makes you bad. One is not synonymous with the other. Common Sense 102: A right-wing blog (most any blog) is not a credible reference for facts.
Edward July 21, 2012 at 07:07 PM
In a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition in 2010 Bachmann said: "I am convinced in my heart and in my mind that if the United States fails to stand with Israel, that is the end of the United States . . . and if we reject Israel, then there is a curse that comes into play. And my husband and I are both Christians, and we believe very strongly the verse from Genesis, we believe very strongly that nations also receive blessings as they bless Israel. It is a strong and beautiful principle." http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/michele-bachmann-if-we-dont-completely-support-israel-god-will-curse-us/ Apparently foreign policy should be based on her religious beliefs rather than on facts on the ground and what might actually be in America's national interest. BTW, Jewish organizations have rewarded her by paying for trips to Israel for Bachmann and her family. Here are a few of her earlier trips: 7/31/09 - 8/9/09 - AIEF - American Israel Ed Foundation paid $19,414 for Bachmann and family to vacation in Tel Aviv 11/8/08 - 11/14/08 (Jewish Community relations Council paid $7,170) for Bachmann to travel to Israel 8/5/07 - 8/12/07 American Israel Education Foundation paid $17,796 for Bachmann & Co. to travel to Israel http://www.legistorm.com/trip/list/by/approver/id/823/name/Rep_Michele_Bachmann/submenu/all/core_person_id_page/51849/page/2.html
Phil S. July 23, 2012 at 12:14 AM
What proof do we have that Bachmann is not correct?
Susan July 23, 2012 at 12:19 AM
The burden of proof is on the accuser. "House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said Bachmann's allegations were not supported by intelligence information the members are privy to. "That kind of assertion certainly doesn't comport with the Intelligence Committee, and I can say that on the record," Rogers told USA Today. "I have no information in my committee that would indicate that Huma is anything other than an American patriot."
Alex Mundy July 23, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Have you stopped beating your wife, Phil? What proof do we have that you haven't?
jane July 24, 2012 at 03:40 AM
And WHO CARES what Keith Ellison demands?
Edward July 24, 2012 at 03:47 AM
Scroll down and watch the video of Sensenbrenner, one of the most conservative members of Congress: http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/07/23/562831/jim-sensenbrenner-huma-abedin/
CC July 24, 2012 at 02:24 PM
I thought Bachmann was nuts. Apparently there are many of her constituents who are nuts too.
Phil S. July 25, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Wow...great comeback Bob K. You have me in a box now.
Randy Marsh July 25, 2012 at 08:23 PM
One great thing about a story like this is it sure brings out the kool-aid drinkers. Is there anything Bachmann has ever said that gave you pause, Phil? Do you honestly think an elected official should be able to make those kind of statements without providing any evidence whatsoever? What if everyone acted like this?
rs July 26, 2012 at 01:21 AM
whats the matter with you people...!?
Orono July 27, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Keith Ellison demanding an apology is a joke. Charles Rangel was found quilty of ethics violations and was actually censured by the house. Ellison voted against censuring Rangel. Apparently, Ellison doesnt care if you are ethically challenged but god forbid you happen to say something Ellison doesnt like.
Susan August 05, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Oronon said : " but god forbid you happen to say something Ellison doesnt like." I think accusing a member of the United States Congress of associating with terrorist funding organizations goes beyond saying something he doesn't like....even Boehner called this "dangerous". The woman should stick to supporting Chick-Fil-A and leave investigating members of Congress and top aides to the people who are actually trained for the job, and have a clue as to what they are talking about. BTW, if this was a sincere concern vs a publicity stunt to get the EXTREME right riled up, she should have gone to the FBI or CIA. She plays on people's fears, which is not only disingenuous, it borders on criminal.
Joe Salmon August 05, 2012 at 02:51 PM
I am amazed at how many people post without using their full name!
Chris Steller (Editor) August 05, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Joe, thank you for using your full name. And real to boot!
Susan August 05, 2012 at 03:39 PM
I own a small business. It would be reckless to post my political and religious positions here, with my full name. A smart business owner will stay publicly neutral on these hot button issues. I know there is as least one other commenter on this thread in the same position. I realize Patch would prefer we list our first and last names to keep the conversation civil, but I have found that 'some' of the most knowledgeable and articulate people here only use their first name...they also have been the most a active recently in the ongoing threads. I hope Patch recognizes that changing the last name policy will decrease the number of hits on the site. The Pioneer press learned this lesson, I hope Patch does not follow suit as I enjoy the often intelligent and informative discussions.
Carbon Bigfuut August 05, 2012 at 06:25 PM
I agree with you on this, Susan. The PP uses Facebook for commenting, and posts not only your full name, but your employer, too! What I post on Facebook has nothing to do with my employer. I will stand behind my opinions posted here, but unfortunately, there are people who may disagree with me and take it out on my family. An example is Spike Lee posting George Zimmerman's home address on Twitter - ironically it was the wrong address. Imagine how the people at that house felt!
Orono August 06, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Come on Susan. Your opinion aside, Bachmann's blowhard comments do not compare to being censured by Congress. If Rangel wasnt in congress, he would be in jail for what he did. Ellison saw nothing wrong with his actions. Ellison is a hypocrite hack that doesnt deserve the attention this site is giving him.
Orono August 06, 2012 at 05:55 PM
You are a brave man to use your real name. Too many nut jobs on both sides of the fence.
Susan August 06, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Well, Orono, being as this thread is about Ellison, Bachmann, and her ridiculous allegations, I will keep my comments about Ellison's response to Bachmann. If Rangel and Ellison come up in a different thread, I will be sure to comment. In this instance Bachmann went too far and needs to apologize. It is my understanding that Ellison doesn't want the apology for himself, but for Clinton's aide, and Bachmann's reckless behavior...but of-course Mrs Bachmann feels herself to be righteously above reproach, so she is keeping her trap shut on the issue.
Orono August 06, 2012 at 08:26 PM
I could give a crap about Rangels. I am only stating that the mere thought of a hypocrite like Ellison asking anyone to apologize for anything short of a real crime, is a complete joke. Hate Bachmann all you want but at least she doesnt pretend to be morally just like Ellison does. A better title for this stupid story would be "ethically challanged lying hypocrite demands apology from ethically challenged big mouth moron."
Susan August 06, 2012 at 08:29 PM
At least we can agree on the last five words of your last comment. :)


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