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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:24 PM

Bachmann Keeps Seat On Intelligence Committee Despite Discredited Anti-Muslim Witch Hunt

Source: Think Progress

Bachmann Keeps Seat On Intelligence Committee Despite Discredited Anti-Muslim Witch Hunt

By Hayes Brown on Feb 8, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) will remain a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence during the 113th Congress — despite leading a widely discredited anti-Muslim witch hunt against government personnel last year.

According to the committee list released Friday, Bachmann will stay on the powerful committee despite calls from People for the American Way and others for Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) to remove her. Instead, Boehner in his statement making the announcement praised the lawmakers “charged sacred task of supporting that mission by ensuring the intelligence community has the resources and tools it needs to stay ahead of the evolving threats we face, and by conducting effective oversight of the administration.”

Dismay towards Bachmann’s continuing presence on the committee stems from her use of that position to lead a witch-hunt against then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin and other U.S. government personnel. In the letter sent to the State Department, Bachmann suggested that Abedin and others were allied with the Muslim Brotherhood, seeking to infiltrate the U.S. government and affect policy decisions. The charges were clearly false, based mostly on the conspiracy theories of noted Islamophobe Frank Gaffney.

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Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/02/08/1563431/bachmann-keeps-intelligence-seat/

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Reply Bachmann Keeps Seat On Intelligence Committee Despite Discredited Anti-Muslim Witch Hunt (Original post)
Eugene Feb 2013 OP
Agnosticsherbet Feb 2013 #1
BainsBane Feb 2013 #2
mythology Feb 2013 #5
BainsBane Feb 2013 #7
Thor_MN Feb 2013 #3
UTUSN Feb 2013 #4
WillyT Feb 2013 #6

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:34 PM

1. Republicans are still in charge of Congress...

So that won't change.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:55 PM

2. Bachmann and intelligence

Two words that should never appear in the same sentence.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:06 PM

5. It would be funny, except that it's real

sort of like the representative from Georgia who thinks that evolution is a lie from the pit of hell and is on the science committee.

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Response to mythology (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:19 PM

7. I hear ya

It is a frightening aspect of the bizarre world our political system has descended into.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:12 PM

3. Bachmann on the Intelligence Committee is one of the biggest threats to national security we face.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:31 PM

4. R#3 & K n/t

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:08 PM

6. K & R !!!




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