Between CAIR and ACORN, Ellison has cornered the market on defending the guardians of the leftist-Islamist alliance.

A controversial Muslim congressman whose U.S. House swearing-in photo featured the Quran replacing the traditional Bible is trying to keep federal funds flowing to ACORN, the radical left-wing group that used to employ President Obama.

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., has defended ACORN and its Minnesota chapter, which has renamed itself Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change. A report by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last year identified Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change as an ACORN front group.

“Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change are people who are known to me,” Ellison said. “They work hard every day. They work on foreclosure. They work on trying to get people to vote. They work with poor people in particular.”

Ellison said the group “is a good, decent civic service organization, Mr. Chair, and I resent them being slandered.”

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