EGYPT -- September 9, 2013 at 5:05 PM ET
Michelle Bachmann visits Cairo, criticizes Muslim Brotherhood
Three U.S. lawmakers -- Michelle Bachmann, Steve King and Louie Gohmert -- released a 15-minute video while in Cairo Saturday thanking the Egyptian military for cracking down on the Muslim Brotherhood, which she dubbed a "great evil" and "our common enemy."
"We've seen the threat the Muslim Brotherhood has posed. We stand against this great evil," Bachmann said, following that she sees a great future for Egypt. She also blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the Sept. 11 attacks, saying, "We remember who caused 9-1-1 in America."
The Washington Post's foreign affairs blogger Max Fisher wrote that the video "is a doozey. Bachmann, presumably supported by King and Gohmert, offers fulsome praise for the coup and the military-led government's subsequent actions, describing its crackdowns against sit-ins and demonstrations as "the front lines" in "the war on terrorism." ... King and Gohmert offered similar but more tempered remarks."
You can watch the YouTube video below: