Video: Sen. John McCain Slams Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann for Anti-Muslim Attacks

| by Michael Allen

Arizona Sen. John McCain indirectly slammed Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, on Wednesday, for “specious and degrading attacks” which claimed that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin had infiltrated the U.S. government on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood (video below).

Last week, the St. Cloud Times reported that Rep. 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” by Abedin.

McCain said: “It has been alleged that Huma Abedin, a Muslim American, is part of a nefarious conspiracy to harm the United States. The 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 American and a loyal public servant."

“These attacks have no logic, no basis and no merit. And they need to stop. They need to stop now. 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."