GOP lawmaker defends Bachmann: ‘Chris Matthews tried to trick her.’

In a GOP press conference today, Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) defended Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) regarding her recent comments about Sen. Barack Obama having “anti-American” views. Echoing Bachmann’s excuse, Souder put the blame on Chris Matthews, claiming that he “tried to trick her into that question”:

SOUDER: I read the whole interview. Chris Matthews tried to trick her into that question, over and over for the entire interview. Unfortunately, her last comment, she fell for the trap. No, we shouldn’t have an investigation into Congress. They are elected by the people of the United States. I have full faith and confidence. Now, I think some of them, for example, Sen. Obama, should be careful who he pals around with.

“She was pushed into that, all you have to do is read the full interview. But she shouldn’t have fallen for the trap,” he added. Watch it:

If Bachmann was “tricked” by Matthews and walked into his “trap,” why did she again today suggest Obama has views that are “against America?”