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Michele Bachmann Suggests Muslim Brotherhood To Blame For 9/11, Thanks Egyptian Military For Coup

09/09/2013 09:35 am ET | Updated Sep 10, 2013

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) suggested the Muslim Brotherhood was behind the 9/11 attacks during a press conference in Egypt on Saturday.

"We have seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood has posed here for the people in Egypt. We have seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood has posed around the world," Bachmann said. "We stand against this great evil. We are not for them. We remember who caused 9/11 in America. We remember who it was that killed 3,000 brave Americans. We have not forgotten.”

The Muslim Brotherhood denounced the attacks shortly after they occurred, with several leaders saying they were "horrified by the events" of September 11.

Bachmann, accompanied by Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Steve King (R-Iowa), thanked the Egyptian military for the coup and crackdowns against the Muslim Brotherhood, which she called the "common enemy" of Egypt and the U.S. The Washington Post reports the video was apparently taken a few hours after meeting with coup leader General Abdel Fatah el-Sissi in Cairo.

"Together, we've gone through suffering. Together, the United States and Egypt, have dealt with the same enemy," Bachmann said. “It's a common enemy, and it's an enemy called terrorism."

Watch Bachmann's remarks above.

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