Yeah, I hardly ever add anything to news titles but the "batshit crazy" is quite fitting.
by Noah Rothman
12:37 pm, July 18th, 2012Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) took to the Senate floor on Wednesday to defend a longtime aide to Sec. Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin,
from the accusations made by some members of Congress that she has
links to the Egyptian Islamist political movement, the Muslim
Brotherhood. “Recently, it has been alleged that Huma Abedin – a Muslim-American –
is part of a nefarious conspiracy to harm the United States by unduly
influencing U.S. foreign policy at the department of state in favor of
the Muslim Brotherhood and other islamist causes,” said McCain.
Without naming her in his Senate floor speech, Sen. McCain was
defending Abedin from accusations levied by the Center for Security
Policy and advanced by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), among others members of Congress, that the Muslim Brotherhood had infiltrated several U.S. government institutions.
Bachmann told a radio host in June that
she believed “there has been deep penetration in the halls of our
United States government by the Muslim Brotherhood.” When a request for
clarification was made by her colleague Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Bachmann submitted a letter in which she expressed concern about Abedin’s financial connection to the Brotherhood.
“These allegations about Huma Abedin, and the report from which they
are drawn, are nothing less than an unwarranted and unfounded attack on
an honorable citizen, a dedicated America and a loyal public servant,”
Abedin, wife of former Democratic New York Rep. Anthony Wiener,
began working for Hillary Clinton in the White House in 1996 and has
served as her aide throughout her career as a Senator from New York and
continues to work for her today in the U.S. State Department.
“Huma Abedin represents what is best about America,” said McCain.
“The daughter of immigrants who has risen to the highest levels of our
government on the basis of her substantial personal merit and her
abiding commitment to the American ideals that she embodies.”
“I am proud to know her,” McCain continued. “And I am proud – even with some personal presumption – to call her my friend.”
Watch McCain’s address to the Senate below via C-SPAN2:
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