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Minnesota — Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim elected to Congress, responded Monday to recent comments by a GOP colleague who promised to hold hearings on the “radicalization” of American Muslims next year.

“I got so concerned that when I heard about it I actually approached Congressman King on the House floor and told him that, you know, look, we all need to be concerned about violent radicalization, but not just against Muslims, against anybody,” Ellison said on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show.” “What about the guy who flew a plane into the IRS or what about the guy who killed a guard at the Holocaust museum?”

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), who will take the reins as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee next year, announced his plans to investigate Muslim Americans last week.

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