Michele Bachmann is on another one of her hysterical witch hunts. First she demanded an investigation into politicians she deems to be “anti-American” and now she’s spouting crazy nonsense about the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrating the American government. Her former campaign manager, Ed Rollins, rips into her for it:
I have been a practitioner of tough politics for many decades. There is little that amazes me and even less that shocks me. I have to say that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s outrageous and false charges against a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin reaches that threshold.
Her unsubstantiated charge against Abedin, a widely respected top aide to Secretary Hillary Clinton, accusing her of some sort of far-fetched connection to the Muslim brotherhood, is extreme and dishonest.
Having worked for Congressman Bachman’s campaign for president, I am fully aware that she sometimes has difficulty with her facts, but this is downright vicious and reaches the late Senator Joe McCarthy level…I can assure Mrs. Bachmann, that Ms. Abedin has been thru every top clearance available and would never have been given her position with any questions of her loyalty to this country.
As a member of Congress, with a seat on the House Intelligence Committee, Mrs. Bachmann you know better. Shame on you, Michele! You should stand on the floor of the House and apologize to Huma Abedin and to Secretary Clinton and to the millions of hard working,loyal, Muslim Americans for your wild and unsubstantiated charges. As a devoted Christian, you need to ask forgiveness for this grievous lack of judgment and reckless behavior.
Of course, the idea that Bachmann could find herself on any committee with the word “intelligence” in the name is absurd enough. Sen. John McCain has also hammered her for this ridiculous bit of fear-mongering. But I can’t imagine why Rollins is at all surprised by this. Bachmann was doing this kind of thing long before he went to work for her. He’s right, but he’s also a hypocrite.