Skip to comments.John McCain asked to explain defense of Huma Abedin; responds with a lie
Posted on 10/25/2012 7:51:00 AM PDT by Ben Barrack
While campaigning in Florida with the Veterans for Romney, Senator John McCain was interviewed by Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. One of the questions had to do with why he defended Huma Abedin and railed against Rep. Michele Bachmann on the Senate floor.
Not only was his answer disgraceful but it was demonstrably false (that means it was a lie).
Q: You spoke on the Senate floor against a letter from Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., that asked for an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhoods influence in the federal government. The letter, also signed by Tequesta Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, specifically targeted Huma Abedin, Secretary of State Hillary Clintons deputy chief of staff. Explain why you spoke out on this.
A: I dont know if it was intentional or not, they said (Abedin) needed to be investigated because her father who had been dead for a long time had been associated with Muslim Brotherhood. I knew her, know her and have known her very well. Theres no connections there, and you dont want to mention people. I think they realize it was a mistake by throwing her name in. Now, Im concerned, and theyre concerned and I agree with them, about the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood. Im not saying all members of the Muslim Brotherhood are extremists, but I am saying there are some extremists that are members of the Muslim Brotherhood. There is definitely a threat of radical Muslim extremism, some of whom are Muslim Brotherhood not all, by far.
Regular readers to this site know that saying Huma Abedin is connected to the Muslim Brotherhood solely because her now deceased father was associated with the Brotherhood is despicable and intentionally misleading on McCains part.
He then issues a bald-faced lie when he says Theres no connections there
Really?! How come no mention of Humas mother Saleha Abedin, Senator? Shes a leader with the Muslim Sisterhood and is a close colleague of Egypts new first lady.
How come no mention of her brother Hassan Abedin, Senator? Hes been a fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) with an al-Qaeda financier Abdullah Omar Naseef and Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi. Huma herself served on the board of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA) with her mother, brother, and sister Heba Abedin (Khalid) for more than a decade. IMMA was founded by Naseef.
How come no mention of Humas time on the Executive Board of the George Washington University Muslim Students Association?
Huma Abedins connections to the Muslim Brotherhood are OVERWHELMING and for McCain to lie like this, especially in light of how critical hes been of the Obama administrations handling of the Benghazi attack, is mind-numbing to consider. Perhaps the issue of Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S.
There comes a point at which incompetence is so egregious, its on par with lying.
McCain has reached that point.
John McCain like Jimmy Carter just needs to go away. Neither are relevant anymore (IMHO Jimmy Carter was never relevant).
“These are not the droids you are looking for.”
Not all members of the MB are extremists? Does he even know the stated purpose and credo of the group?
Like... Use the negroes to convert or kill the Christians ?
I could temper a it bit with thanking him for his and (that girly-man) Lindsey Graham's recent sharp criticism of the Obama Admin's lies in the wake of the Benghazi attack & murder of a U.S. Ambassador.
from now until 11/6, Let’s lay off of McCain. He’s a useful idiot, but he is helping.
IMO, this is another illustration of mccain’s insatiable crush on hillary, going back to her Senate days.
Is that why he’s throwing Richard Mourdock under the bus?
One of the first things President Rommney needs to do is appoint John McPain to be US Ambassoder(sp?) to Egypt and Appoint Miss Lindsey Grahmnesty to US Ambassoder(sp?) to Mali.
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