McCain Defends Clinton Aide, Against Bachmann Letter

McCain Defends Clinton Aide, Against Bachmann Letter Click to Enlarge Photo:

Jul 19, 2012 at 7:33 am

WASHINGTON (AP) - John McCain defended the honour of an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, chastising fellow Republicans who allege the longtime public servant is a spy for the Muslim Brotherhood.

Five Republican lawmakers, including Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman and former Republican presidential hopeful, recently charged that Huma Abedin is an infiltrator for the Muslim Brotherhood, an influential and controversial Islamic movement.

Abedin is also married to Anthony Weiner, a disgraced Democratic congressman who's staunchly pro-Israel. McCain says such baseless suggestions disgrace Congress as he took to the Senate floor on Wednesday to defend Abedin.

Bachmann, however, wasn't backing down from her allegations on Wednesday, saying her letter to various federal departments has been ''distorted.''

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