Congressman Steve King is back from an overseas trip that included a stop in Egypt.
King says he was told the Muslim Brotherhood was involved in the September 11th terror attacks that struck America 12 years ago.
Two months ago Egypt's military removed the Muslim Brotherhood leader who had been elected president of Egypt and installed the nation's top judge as Egypt's president.
King, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and a fellow Republican congressman from Texas held a news conference in Cairo over the weekend that drew controversy from some as the trio praised Egypt's military, which removed the country's first democratically-elected president and cracked down on members of his Muslim Brotherhood party.
King shot back at his critics and said not only was the Muslim Brotherhood involved in 9/11, but the group was involved in the attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya a year ago on the anniversary of 9/11.
King was asked twice during his telephone news conference to reveal the source of his information:
King's overseas trip started with a stop in Tokyo and ended with a visit to Brussels after he'd been in the Middle East.
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