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“Mitt Romney listened to the American people and he has fully embraced the signature [Tea Party] issue ... which is the full-scale repeal of the president’s healthcare plan," Bachmann said.

Bachmann also broached the issue of her controversial letter urging an investigation into efforts by the Muslim Brotherhood to secretly infiltrate the upper echelons of the federal government.

Bachmann has come under heavy fire for her effort, particularly portions of the letters targeting Huma Abedin, Hilliary Clinton's deputy chief of staff. Abedin, wife of former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), is alleged through a serious of tenuous claims outlined in the letter to have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. But members on both sides of the aisle, including Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainFor .2 billion, taxpayers should get more than Congress’s trial balloons Overnight Defense: Pompeo lays out new Iran terms | Pentagon hints at more aggressive posture against Iran | House, Senate move on defense bill Senate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA MORE (R-Ariz.), have blasted Bachmann for the assertions.

But Bachmann said "political correctness" was being given priority above national security.

“I’m very concerned about the influence of political correctness in our government, because right now I believe that Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaChicago City Council approves Obama Presidential Center On North Korea, give Trump some credit The mainstream media — the lap dogs of the deep state and propaganda arm of the left MORE and the administration is subordinating national security and elevating political correctness," Bachmann said.

Ingraham pressed the answer, asking if the Minnesota lawmaker believed "we as citizens are being kept in the dark about connections between the Clinton staff, Secretary of State Clinton, and these extremist elements and the Muslim Brotherhood?”

Bachmann responded by saying that is what her letter hoped to find out.

“It would be naive for us to think that there aren’t influence operations here in the United States. I’m standing on granite with my concerns," Bachmann said.