Newt Gingrich is the latest high-profile political figure to defend Michele Bachmann's probe of Muslims in the U.S. government. In an op-ed in Politico, Gingrich writes that "political correctness" is getting in the way of investigating potential threats. Gingrich continues:
The underlying driving force behind this desperate desire to stop unpleasant questions is the elite’s fear that an honest discussion of radical Islamism will spin out of control. They fear if Americans fully understood how serious radical Islamists are, they would demand a more confrontational strategy.
Gingrich also defended Bachmann last week in an appearance on Politico's web TV show.