Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Friday refused to discuss on the ongoing Chick-fil-A saga or Rep. Michele Bachmann’s call for an investigation into whether the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the United States.
Bachmann (R-Minn.), along with four other House GOP members, sent letters to several top government departments in June calling for an inquiry into whether longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s family and other American officials have ties to the Brotherhood.
“I’m not going to tell other people what things to talk about,” Romney told reporters on the campaign trail in Nevada in response to a question. “Those are not things that are part of my campaign.”
Bachmann has come under heavy fire for raising the Muslim Brotherhood question, including from members of her own party such as Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) broke somewhat with his fellow GOPers last week when he defended Bachmann’s inquiry, saying “her concern was about the security of the country.” Romney has so far stayed away from the issue.
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