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Boehner, McCain Blast 'Dangerous' Michele Bachmann For 'Muslim Infiltration' Investigation

BachmannHumaFailed Republican presidential candidate and perennial anti-gay Rep. Michele Bachmann and four of her GOP colleagues last month asked the House of Representatives to launch an investigation into whether or not Muslim extremists had infiltrated the United States government.

One person specifically named as a potential candidate for manchurian status was Huma Abedin, a former aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who is also married to former Rep. Anthony Weiner.

According to Bachmann and company, Abedin has three family members aligned with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and therefore she deserves investigation.

According to House Speaker John Boehner and fellow Republican John McCain, that's hogwash. "I think accusations like this being thrown around are pretty dangerous," said Boehner, while McCain called the allegations "an unwarranted and unfounded attack on an honorable woman, 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," the Arizona Senator said.

Bachmann seems unfazed by this intraparty criticism, which she told CNN was based on distortions, and remains steadfast in her concern that extremists may be able to get to President Obama: "The intention of the letters was to outline the serious national security concerns I had and ask for answers to questions regarding the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical group's access to top Obama administration officials."

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  1. This woman has no shame! She is delusional. It seems impossible some people actually vote for her and think she is smart.And isn't illegal to investigate someone based on religion?

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jul 19, 2012 2:37:19 PM

  2. And a great big thank you to the voters of Minnesota's sixth district who continue to elect this moron to office.

    Posted by: Butch | Jul 19, 2012 2:40:09 PM

  3. They should also investigate Michele Bachmann for allegedly having a homosexual husband. We all know homosexuals are security risks (remember the 50's) and members of Congress have access to certain secret documents. It is more dangerous because he is closeted and may be subjected to blackmail.

    Posted by: simon | Jul 19, 2012 2:48:46 PM

  4. Why are Republicans afraid of everything?

    Posted by: jht | Jul 19, 2012 2:49:43 PM

  5. Michelle Bachman is, indeed, a kook, and one has to be careful about "profiling".....on the other hand, the reason the tragedy at Fort Hood happened was in part because nobody reported on the suspicious behavior of the Muslim soldier who committed the murders..... because they were afraid that if they did, they would be accused of "bigotry."

    Posted by: Rick | Jul 19, 2012 2:53:30 PM

  6. She must have missed W holding hands with Saudi princes.

    Posted by: DanO | Jul 19, 2012 2:53:45 PM

  7. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.)

    Posted by: DanO | Jul 19, 2012 2:54:26 PM

  8. Bachmann will be issuing black lists next.

    Posted by: qj201 | Jul 19, 2012 2:56:41 PM

  9. Who are the other four Congresspeople?

    Posted by: Esther Blodgett | Jul 19, 2012 2:58:26 PM

  10. I'm waiting to see how Rick will blame this on effeminate gays.

    Posted by: Dan E | Jul 19, 2012 3:02:48 PM

  11. Esther, all are Republicans - Trent Franks (AZ), Louie Gohmert (TX, and no stranger to idiocy himself), Thomas Rooney (FL), and Lynn Westmoreland (GA).

    Posted by: Butch | Jul 19, 2012 3:08:22 PM

  12. "that extremists may be able to get to President Obama"

    Rather than, say, an extremist trying TO BE President? Would anyone care for a nice hot cup of McCarthyism tea? Teabagger? anyone?

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Jul 19, 2012 3:09:57 PM

  13. You would think she would want an extremist to get to Obama. But really, McCain is criticizing her, but she isn't that much more crazy than Palin. What a mess all around. Michelle will end up in a rubber room when this is over.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jul 19, 2012 3:13:31 PM

  14. She's just bummed that she's not been getting any media attention since the primaries.

    Posted by: David | Jul 19, 2012 3:23:20 PM

  15. "that extremists may get to the president." If she's so worried about the nut job tea baggers in Missouri with concealed weapons getting to the president, why is she calling out Muslims?

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Jul 19, 2012 3:26:23 PM

  16. Hopefully the resident in her district will vote her out.....

    The Dem is Jim Graves

    Posted by: anthony | Jul 19, 2012 3:41:21 PM

  17. opps...the resident "S" in her district hopefully will vote her out

    Posted by: anthony | Jul 19, 2012 3:42:58 PM

  18. She's a current--not former--aide to Hillary.
    Otherwise she wouldn't be noticed.

    She's a former aide to Bill. Amazing that these two men did something remotely decent.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jul 19, 2012 3:51:18 PM

  19. I wish that were true that folks in her district would dump her! But sad to say but there and here in the MO.and KS. there are plenty more being hatched to take her place. It's election time here and the Rep.running think they have all ready rapped up the White House so they are talking more over the top rhetoric.

    Posted by: VDUFFORD | Jul 19, 2012 3:57:58 PM

  20. I live in ZMN and Bachmann's antics hardly impress me. I was FLOORED by THIS coming from McCain:

    "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," the Arizona Senator said.

    REALLY McCain? Then why throw hissy fits about DADT and try to get it overturned? Why go on attacks of gay people and vilify them? WHy run on a platform opposed to marriage equality? Practice what you preach bub!!

    Posted by: AJ | Jul 19, 2012 4:03:49 PM

  21. so boehner finally shows a spine standing up to the extreme crazy in the modern repub party at least on this 1 issue

    long overdue but I give him less credit for doing so because he is sort of hiding behind John Mccain

    now 100% kudos, cheers, BRAVO Senator Mccain for standing up on the senate floor yesterday and calling crazy for what it is.

    Every so often Mccain shows dignity and does the right thing......reminds me of the time he stood up to a crazy woman and defended the american"ness" of Obama

    Posted by: say what | Jul 19, 2012 4:05:24 PM

  22. And as usual, Tricky Mitt maintains radio silence.

    Posted by: patrick | Jul 19, 2012 4:13:21 PM

  23. Somebody just finished the first season of Homeland, it seems. . .

    Posted by: Austin | Jul 19, 2012 4:23:37 PM

  24. Isn't she supposed to want less government waste ? Yet she's happy to waste taxpayer's money on a ridiculous investigation.

    This woman is a moron.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Jul 19, 2012 4:41:17 PM

  25. Can't this lunatic be fired?

    Posted by: Michael in Toronto | Jul 19, 2012 4:57:08 PM

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