Difficulty With Facts

July 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

“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.”

  • Edward Rollins, Michele Bachmann’s former campaign chief, July 18, 2012.
  • Source: Opinion Piece by Edward Rollins for Fox News
  • Context: Michele Bachmann recently accused Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Chief of Staff Huma Abedin as being associated with the Muslim Brotherhood. This false accusation has drawn fierce criticism, including from John McCain (video). Rollins goes on to say:

“The Republican Party, which John McCain led as our nominee in 2008, is going to become irrelevant if we become the party of intolerance and hate.”

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“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.”

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