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(KYTX) -- Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert reiterated his belief Friday that the Obama administration has been infiltrated and influenced by members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

He said he stands by everything he said on Frank Gaffney's radio show Tuesday, but he also said people who think he was taking a jab at President Obama are wrong.

"I'm not concerned about the area being controlled by Islamists, except that they happen to be radical Islamists and we can see that," Gohmert said on the show.

Talking about foreign policy, the host asked Gohmert about decisions that led to four Americans being killed in Benghazi just before the election.

"The only way you could explain the horrendous decisions that were so completely wrong-headed would be if this administration had a bunch of Muslim Brotherhood members giving them advice," Gohmert said.

On Friday Gohmert pointed out that he never said any of it was the president's fault.

"I think the president's intentions were good," Gohmert told CBS 19.

Instead he believes the Muslim Brotherhood's influence inside the president's cabinet has grown so strong that Obama is saddled with bad information.

He and a hand full of other lawmakers have called for an investigation into various sections of the government--and who within them is part of the Muslim Brotherhood.

"We just want to know. What is the influence? We know there's an influence, but what his the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in your department? That's all we asked," Gohmert said.

Gohmert also said he wasn't surprised by the intense pushback coming from left-wing blogs and media this week over what he said, adding that shooting the messenger in this case misses an important opportunity to solve a bigger problem.

The White House has not responded to our request for comment.

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