Political analyst Ron Reagon on Monday slammed Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) for claiming the Muslim Brotherhood had infiltrated the United States government.

"If crazy were people, Michele Bachmann would be China," he told MSBNC host Chris Matthews.

Bachmann claims the U.S. government could be compromised by the Muslim Brotherhood because of Huma Abedin, a deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and wife of former New York congressman Anthony Weiner. Bachmann claims Abedin's family is tied to the Islamist organization.

"When this topic first came up I thought why are we acting as a megaphone for this sort of lunacy?" Reagan continued. "It is clearly dog whistle politics in part. Who knows if Michele Bachmann believes this or not."

But Reagan ultimately concluded that it was important to bring the issue to light, because of Bachmann's prominence in the Republican Party.

"She is an integral part of the Republican brand and while Mitt Romney, lets say, may not believe that there is a Muslim Brotherhood conspiracy in the State Department or U.S. government, some people do. And if you vote for Mitt Romney, that comes with him."

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