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."


  1. Matt26 says

    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?

  2. simon says

    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.

  3. Rick says

    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.”

  4. Butch says

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

  5. woodroad34 says

    “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?

  6. Jack M says

    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.

  7. Michaelandfred says

    “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?

  8. Paul R says

    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.

  9. VDUFFORD says

    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.

  10. AJ says

    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!!

  11. say what says

    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

  12. Icebloo says

    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.

  13. woodroad34 says

    The Republican heirarchy are trying extremely hard not to sound as whack-a-doodle as they have in the past. They found it doesn’t work for them any longer and they’re trying hard to sound reasonable so they can get Mitt elected.

    Oh, look—that leopard is trying to change it’s spots. Hope it doesn’t get a hernia.

  14. Joseph Singer says

    I almost wish Bachmann had won the nomination for Republican presidential candidate. It would be that much easier for Obama to win against a loose cannon like herself.

  15. Kyle M. Sullivan says

    Well..Wisconsin gave us McCarthy; I guess Minnesota’s finally figured out how to one-up them…or one-down. What’s funny is, the family I have up there (not in Michelle’s district) think she’s mentally disturbed.

  16. says

    Bachmann is just the latest example of the homegrown fear-mongering our country has been subjected to in the decade following 9/11. These are NOT allegations to be played with in today’s society where dissidence is not being tolerated and minorities are being held without trial. As an elected official, Michelle should be leading by example not spewing her own form of politicized terrorism. You can read much more about living in this Orwellian society of fear and see my visual response to these measures on my artist’s blog at We must acknowledge this type of bigotry erodes our freedoms from the inside out for ALL races of Americans.

  17. Max says

    She’s a racist with no accountability from her state. If this is what is going on in Minnesota, there needs to be an investigation into what kind of profiling they are doing their

  18. andrew says

    Substitute the name Bachmann for McCarthy and the words Muslim extremists for communists and you have a rerun of the 1950s Joe McCarthy show. Bachmann may want to get out a history book in order to learn that it did not end well for McCarthy.

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