Skip to comments.Boehner Blasts Bachmann's 'Dangerous' Accusations Against Clinton Aide (Gag)
Posted on 07/19/2012 9:16:44 PM PDT by robowombat
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner defended a senior adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after five members of his caucus claimed her relatives had ties to Egypts Muslim Brotherhood.
Boehner, an Ohio Republican, told reporters in Washington today that while he doesnt know Huma Abedin personally, his impression is that she has a sterling character. The accusations made against her in a June 13 letter to the State Department were pretty dangerous, the speaker said.
A day earlier Senator John McCain, an Arizona Republican, criticized five House Republicans, including former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, who sent the letter alleging Abedins family had connections to the Muslim Brotherhood and questioning whether she promoted the organizations cause within the U.S. government.
McCain, in a Senate floor speech yesterday, called the allegations an unwarranted and unfounded attack on an honorable citizen, a dedicated American and a loyal public servant.
When anyone, not least a member of Congress, launches specious and degrading attacks against fellow Americans on the basis of nothing more than fear of who they are and ignorance of what they stand for, it defames the spirit of our nation, and we all grow poorer because of it, McCain said, adding that he has known Abedin for more than a decade.
In the letter, Bachmann and the other House Republicans cited a report from the Center for Security Policy, a Washington policy group, claiming that Abedins mother, brother and late father had connections to the Muslim Brotherhood. It is Egypts largest Islamist organization, from whose ranks the countrys new president, Mohamed Mursi, was selected.
The letter said Abedins position affords her routine access to the secretary and to policymaking and that the State Department has taken actions recently that have been enormously favorable to the Muslim Brotherhood and its interests.
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“Shut up, subjects,” he explained.
I want bone head Boner to be ousted immediately. He better get ready for the rail because he is going to ride the Tea Party Rail very soon.
It was strange indeed. Even Michael Reagan slammed Bachmann.
Maybe we should insist that all these “surrender monkeys” wear white surrender flags on their lapels. Mark Levin promised to skewer these people tomorrow on his Friday show and he was livid....
Sympathizer in the White Hut already. Why can’t they be thought of as being elsewhere? Moose loyalty is to the creed, not the Flag, not to our Constitution and not to all things American even though we Americans are polarized on many issues yet not permanently settled.
I didn’t think I had remaining any respect for Boehner, but now I’m sure. This is what passes for leadership in the Republican party? It’s frustrating — not only do we have to constantly struggle to beat back the left, but we have to fight to rein in the right. Exasperating.
I didn’t care for what Bachman said, but there is no need to pile on.
I’ll feel so much better when Boner cries over the next islamsist murder.
Well...is it true? The best defense against accusations of slander is the truth. I want to know if it is true, and I am not the least bit interested in hearing what Boehner, McCain et al say about her “sterling character”.
Is it true?
Remember when liberals attacked Joseph McCarthy so virulently back in the Fifties? There was plenty of vitriol, but I don’t remember any liberals asking if his accusations were true.
By the way, given who she was married to, who she works for, “sterling” is not an adjective I would venture to use to describe her character.
It’s funny but the dingbat Democrats can lie and say whatever stupid crap comes out of their mouth and the rest of the Dems will pile on and support them. What the heck is wrong with these Republicans?
Drudge has a link to Front Page magazine and an article that lists ALL of Huma’s links to the Muslim Brotherhood.....except the page is gone. Either it crashed, or.........
Let me say first..I despise Hillary. Not as much as O.
Probably anything connected with this admin is suspect.
But it seems Huma’s family are the one with connections.
Maybe some here have a perfect family. And for that I congratulate you. I think most, myself included, have fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters that do not share our beliefs.
My Dad? They based the Archie Bunker character on him, lol. That is not me..and he doesn’t sway my opinion in the least when we speak.
When is Boner up for re-election? This guy has got to go!!
I want to know.
Thank you Michelle, for asking the question.
Probably true. You can always tell by the tone and tenor of the blowback .... the louder and longer, the higher the possibility of it being true. Brings to mind a story a couple of months back about the intelligence bunch taking action because of a security risk getting too close to a cabinet member. Someone spreading the truth out of school or congressional intelligence committee?
Incredible; incredible; the ignorance. And it is not, Michelle Bachman's.
And yes; they may well be 'dangerous' - via threats from whom? We send men to die in Middle East; can these useful idiots step up to the plate; and show some backbone?
Why will they; of course; if they do not even bother to educate themselves to ALL the threats, America faces?
Oh, shame. . .the Republican Party must rid itself of these; who 'cannot see'/refuse to see. . .and/or; refuse to speak or warn against American's most heinous enemies.
It’s perfectly true. Huma Abedin Wiener is closely related to at least three Muslim terrorists. And I presume that she got a security clearance because she is Hillary clinton’s lesbian partner.
Of course it also doesn’t help that we have a Muslim in the White House and that Hillary is also a Muslim lover—in more ways than one.