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Conservative Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner Denounces Michele Bachmann's Anti-Muslim Witch Hunt: VIDEO

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At a town hall meeting on Sunday, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), "one of the most conservative congressmen in the country" according to Think Progress, defended Clinton aide Huma Abedin and the right to religious freedom after a constituent voiced support for Rep. Michele Bachmann's recent allegations that Abedin is part of a Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. Government.

Said Sensenbrenner:

"Let me say that I do know Huma Abedin and I think that the comments that were made about her in that letter, whether or not they were taken out of context, were the wrong thing to do…..Heidi, Heidi, Heidi, the First Amendment prohibits the government from making a distinction between what is “good religion” and what is “bad religion.” That’s none of the government’s business. Religion is a personal issue to every one of the people who lives in the United States, whether you practice a faith, how you practice a faith, whether you don’t practice a faith, whether you say you’re a member of a faith but don’t practice it, it’s none of the government’s business. And this is the whole issue of religious freedom. And that has been one of the most cherished freedoms that this country has had since it’s beginning."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. wow. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner sure earned the first 5 letters of his last name ... he makes perfect SENSE. i applaud this man for standing up for what is right.

    Posted by: gary | Jul 24, 2012 10:59:29 AM


  2. great. now can he and the rest of the republicans apply that same logic to marriage equality? kthxbye.

    Posted by: b | Jul 24, 2012 11:12:38 AM


  3. He will be "tea-partied" and removed from office in the next election. His brand of sanity has no place in today's GOP.

    Posted by: Dave | Jul 24, 2012 11:21:58 AM


  4. Not to rain on this parade, but why do you think he disagrees with Bachmann? Because he knows Abedin. This story is a testament to the value of diversity in our neighborhoods -- he knows this Muslim woman, so she is humanized and mistreatment of her is wrong. I wonder how he would feel on other issues if he "knew" a gay person, or an undocumented immigrant.

    Posted by: Mike8787 | Jul 24, 2012 11:23:09 AM


  5. spoken like a genuine "conservative"--not one of the reactionary yutzes parading under that honorable label.

    Posted by: gregory brown | Jul 24, 2012 11:27:07 AM


  6. "Heidi, Heidi, Heidi . . . ." ????

    Posted by: Demian | Jul 24, 2012 11:36:07 AM


  7. Sooner or later everything happens. This one time, I agree with Sensenbrenner. And MIKE8787 is spot on.

    Posted by: melvin | Jul 24, 2012 11:43:08 AM


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  9. It's = its.

    Posted by: Peter | Jul 24, 2012 2:46:33 PM


  10. @Mike8787, definitely agree with your point. I had to reread that quote several times to make sure I wasn't missing some knee-jerk, jerk-off, right wingnuttery, but he just stated perfectly the separation of church and state, just as it is in this country. Full stop. If only every "conservative" would read and understand this, we would be a long way toward a healthier nation.

    Posted by: SoLeftImRight | Jul 24, 2012 7:18:09 PM


  11. When a wingnut like Sensenbrenner thinks you have gone to far, you have really gone over the edge.

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 25, 2012 1:52:33 AM


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