Arizona Sen. John McCain took to the Senate floor on Wednesday to call out a fellow Republican lawmaker for “specious and degrading attacks” which allege that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff had infiltrated the U.S. government on behalf of radical Islamists in the Muslim Brotherhood.
Last week, the St. Cloud Times reported the Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and four other Republicans had called on inspectors general in the State, Homeland Security, Defense and Justice departments to investigate “potential Muslim Brotherhood infiltration” of the Obama administration by Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary Clinton and wife of former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY).
“It has been alleged that Huma Abedin, a Muslim American, is part of a nefarious conspiracy to harm the United States,” McCain explained on Wednesday, noting that the accusations were based on an “unsubstantiated” report by Frank Gaffney’s neoconservative Center for Security Policy.
“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,” he added.
A little grudgingly on my part, good for him. Have McCain's doctors told him something that is making him cram for his finals by starting to tell the truth? Time will tell.
There's two more interesting things about this.
First, that motherfucker Gaffney is the worst-of-the-worst neocon bottom feeders. He's a lying, warmongering shit-for-brains sacka crap who makes stuff up. Or, as F**Noise calls him, a "foreign policy expert".
Second, this lie about Ms. Abedin and Hil is taken as gospel by some post-electorally disgruntled Egyptians who threw tomatoes and shoes at Sec Clinton's car on her visit to Egypt the other day. They hollered "Monica!" at her too. Heh.
Note to Hil, who uses the Brain in all her important decisions: If you need to chill after that, my offer of a hot weekend getaway still stands. :-)