TPM asked White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs during his briefing today about the Republicans who claim the Council on American Islamic Relations planted Muslim spies on Capitol Hill.
When we asked if President Obama was aware of the Republican charges, which have not moved an inch since they first announced the claims last week, Gibbs demurred.
“I have — I have not heard the — the president talked about this, nor have — have I discussed it,” Gibbs said.
Pressed further, Gibbs added: “I have not heard anybody here talking about it.”
We’ve also been after Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) for a comment, since he was the first Muslim elected to Congress (in 2006) and he’s faced scrutiny from people questioning his intentions because of his religion. No response yet.