Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bachmann's former campaign manager joins chorus condemning her anti-Muslim remarks

By Jillian Rayfield | LearnForward.MSNBC | July 19, 2012 | [Original Article]

"On Wednesday, Michele Bachmann's former campaign manager decried her accusation that Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. In a letter on, Ed Rollins wrote, "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."

Bachmann (R-MN) and four other members of Congress wrote a letter last month accusing Abedin of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, and possibly using her position as a senior aide to the Secretary of State to influence policy...[Read More]

...But John Fugelsang, a political comedian, had a different take, arguing that Bachmann's accusations were "actually rather deliberate. She is going to raise money from saying what she said. And she will earn the ire of her colleagues. Yes, even John Boehner condemned her, but the fact is they need her because she makes them look so measured and reasonable."

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