House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) declined Friday to join many of his colleagues in condemning Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and others for their letters alleging Muslim Brotherhood influence in government.

He hedged when asked on CBS’s “This Morning” whether Bachmann was “out of line” — a sentiment a number of Republicans, including House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), have expressed.

“If you read some of the reports that have covered the story, I think that her concern was about the security of the country,” Cantor said. “So that’s all I know.”

In his capacity as House Majority Leader, he never thought to pick up the phone and call Rep. Bachmann? Why would he rely on “some of the reports that have covered the story” for information about what purported to involve a grave threat to the security of our dear nation?

Derek Bridges lives in New Orleans, trading in words and pictures. A carpetbagger of long standing, he grew up in the top right corner of IL and later went to college in the middle cornfield part. He has also lived in MS and FL, for educational purposes only, and was diasporized for a time in TX.

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