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Group Of House Republicans Stand By Islamophobic Witch Hunt

Of course they are going to stand by their witch hunt, to do otherwise would be the ‘right thing’ and that’s not what these politicians are interested in:

Group Of House Republicans Stand By Islamophobic Witch Hunt

by Travis Waldron (ThinkProgress)

Despite criticism from leading Republicans over their attacks on a notable senior aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a group of House Republicans conducting a witch hunt on government officials supposedly linked to the Muslim Brotherhood are doubling down on their accusations.

The group, led by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), has yet to provide actual evidence of the “infiltration” they say is occurring, and the attacks on Huma Abedin, a long-time and well-known Clinton aide, drew ridicule from across Washington and highlighted the shoddiness of the entire report. But the lawmakers aren’t giving up, The Hill reports:

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) told The Hill that the media’s focus on Abedin was a “deliberate effort to change the subject.”

“The focus in the media has been on one sentence in one of those letters, and … they have the right to do that,” Franks said. “But it certainly doesn’t serve the American people when they overlook the central focus of the letters to try to take out of context one element of it that seems to be the only thing the left can aim at.”

Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Tom Rooney (R-FL), and Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) all made similar points in refusing to apologize for their comments, and Bachmann went a step farther Thursday, launching a new attack on Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), who has led the fight against the group of lawmakers’ ridiculous report.

While Republicans like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) havedismissed Bachmann’s absurd attacks on Abedin and others as the witchhunt it is, others, like Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) have backed the group as being “concern[ed] about the security of the country.”

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  • khushboo

    The world must be looking at us like we’re idiots no thanks to her and her kind. Her plan to get votes from idiots who think Obama is a Muslim will work but she’ll never win because majority of us are still sane and know the stupid game she’s playing. Perhaps if she could stop wasting her energy on this and try to be more realistic (like help her husband come out of the closet) and possibly be moral, she could actually win!

  • Crow

    Bachman and the rest are in their element, destroying peoples lives give these idiots a high. Didnt their buddy peter king say his hero was joe mcarthy? Are you f-ing kidding me? Joe mcarthy was an evil disgrace, who also delighted in destroying lives, hopefully peter king will share the same fate as his hero and soon. These people are short on brains and long on hate

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  • Guys, speaking of the right thing to do, we still have a petition that people can sign to get her thrown of the Intelligence committee. It was put together by People For The American Way.

    Michele Bachmann Has Gone Too Far! Tell John Boehner She Should Be Removed from the Intelligence Committee Immediately!

    I also mentioned it on Twitter,

    If you want, you can either retweet me, or mention it on your own twitter page to get the word out.

  • mindy1

    USE THIS ENERGY TO SOLVE SOME REAL PROBLEMS YOU IDIOTS!!!! I really hate politicians. >:(

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