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McCain Rips Into Michele Bachmann’s Accusation That Sec. Clinton Aide Is Muslim Brotherhood

Posted by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 2:41 PM
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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) took to the Senate floor on Wednesday to defend a longtime aide to Sec. Hillary ClintonHuma Abedin, from the accusations made by some members of Congress that she has links to the Egyptian Islamist political movement, the Muslim Brotherhood. 


“Recently, it has been alleged that Huma Abedin – a Muslim-American – is part of a nefarious conspiracy to harm the United States by unduly influencing U.S. foreign policy at the department of state in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood and other islamist causes,” said McCain.

Without naming her in his Senate floor speech, Sen. McCain was defending Abedin from accusations levied by the Center for Security Policy and advanced by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), among others members of Congress, that the Muslim Brotherhood had infiltrated several U.S. government institutions.

Bachmann told a radio host in June that she believed “there has been deep penetration in the halls of our United States government by the Muslim Brotherhood.” When a request for clarification was made by her colleague Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Bachmann submitted a letter in which she expressed concern about Abedin’s financial connection to the Brotherhood.

“These allegations about Huma Abedin, and the report from which they are drawn, are nothing less than an unwarranted and unfounded attack on an honorable citizen, a dedicated America and a loyal public servant,” McCain continued.

Abedin, wife of former Democratic New York Rep. Anthony Wiener, began working for Hillary Clinton in the White House in 1996 and has served as her aide throughout her career as a Senator from New York and continues to work for her today in the U.S. State Department.

“Huma Abedin represents what is best about America,” said McCain. “The daughter of immigrants who has risen to the highest levels of our government on the basis of her substantial personal merit and her abiding commitment to the American ideals that she embodies.”

“I am proud to know her,” McCain continued. “And I am proud – even with some personal presumption – to call her my friend.”

Watch McCain’s address to the Senate below via C-SPAN2:

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/mccain-rips-into-michele-bachmanns-accusation-that-sec-clinton-aide-is-muslim-brotherhood/

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shimamab
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 2:42 PM
McCain teaching the young 'uns some class!
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mehamil1
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 2:46 PM

This is actually having an effect on what's going on in Eqypt. The right wingers over there actually think this is true. 

_Kissy_
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Because the "News" sites the right frequent are practically conspiracy theory sites, that incite hatred.

They are not gonna be happy until they start a world war. 

Quoting mehamil1:

This is actually having an effect on what's going on in Eqypt. The right wingers over there actually think this is true. 


JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Jul. 18, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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McCain is such a good guy. He's one of the few that can put partisanship aside.
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Ednarooni160
by Eds on Jul. 18, 2012 at 3:00 PM

from the accusations made by some members of Congress that she has links to the Egyptian Islamist political movement,

  It says "members" of Congress so obviously more than one in Congress thinks the same thing.  Nothing like another scandal in the Weiner family... Hilary and Abedin picked strange bedfellows as far as husband's go.  .As far as if she is or isn't a threat to national security.. I have no idea.. I'm sure she will be investigated...

McCain's SURE about Abedin...as sure as he was about Palin?  Got to love the irony..



fliptopz4
by Member on Jul. 18, 2012 at 3:03 PM
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All I can think about after reading this is Joe Mccarthy saying the same things about communist being at the highest reaches of our government. The really sad thing is history proved old Joe right. 

mehamil1
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 3:04 PM

What version of history are you reading? 

Quoting fliptopz4:

All I can think about after reading this is Joe Mccarthy saying the same things about communist being at the highest reaches of our government. The really sad thing is history proved old Joe right. 


fliptopz4
by Member on Jul. 18, 2012 at 3:08 PM


Quoting mehamil1:

What version of history are you reading? 

Quoting fliptopz4:

All I can think about after reading this is Joe Mccarthy saying the same things about communist being at the highest reaches of our government. The really sad thing is history proved old Joe right. 


The KGB released a lot of their records, I believe in the late 1990's. They prove Mc Carthy was on track with most of his allegations. There was several high ranking government employees feeding info to the Soviets.

mehamil1
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 3:15 PM

I don't believe a damn thing that comes out of the American government. Anything that comes out of Russia should immediately be assumed is a lie. The KGB was notorious for lying and deception. I would not be surprised if the KGB is saying that just to make themselves look like they actually did do something when in reality they never went beyond paper pushers. 

McCarthy was a bully and he got away way too much. 

Quoting fliptopz4:
Quoting mehamil1:

What version of history are you reading? 

Quoting fliptopz4:

All I can think about after reading this is Joe Mccarthy saying the same things about communist being at the highest reaches of our government. The really sad thing is history proved old Joe right. 

The KGB released a lot of their records, I believe in the late 1990's. They prove Mc Carthy was on track with most of his allegations. There was several high ranking government employees feeding info to the Soviets.


matreshka
by Gold Member on Jul. 18, 2012 at 3:35 PM

As far as Republicans go, I have respect for McCain when he does the right thing.  Good for him to standing up for the truth.

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