Leading Republicans, including House Majority John Boehner (R-OH), have criticized Bachmann and four other House Republicans for suggesting that Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is connected to some kind of Muslim Brotherhood conspiracy.
CBS's Charlie Rose was asking Cantor about his recent call for "the acceptance of diversity," when he turned the conservation to Bachmann.
"Do you think Rep. Bachmann was out of line?"Rose asked Cantor. "It does not square with this."
"If you read some of the reports that have covered this story, I think that her concern was about the security of the country," Cantor said.