Clowning Around Spreading Lies and Misinformation (Garbage) Is Unacceptable For Any Member of Congress
Washington, DC. --- Michele ‘Bozo’ Bachmann (R-Minnesota) has gone way too far trying to scare the American people, using lies and innuendo, to suggest that Muslim terrorists have infiltrated the highest levels of the US government. Unsubstantiated and outright lies have no place in our political discourse, and is unacceptable behavior for any member of Congress.
The Boston Globe described Bozo’s actions as “anti-Muslim paranoia,” while New York’s Newsday described her vendetta as a “witch hunt.”
The false assertions are reminiscent of Senator Joseph McCarthy’s “red scare” in the 1950’s, and the hunt for “communists” in government.
Bozo hasn’t acted alone with her inflammatory rhetoric. While she authored five letters sent to five separate federal agencies, requesting an investigation into her specious claims, she was joined by fellow right-wing extremists Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona), Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Rep. Thomas Rooney (R-Fla.) and Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.).*
Ms. Huma Abedin, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s chief State Department aide, is the primary target of the “gang of five” and their false assertion that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated government. Huma Abedin is married to former Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-New York).
Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) discussed Bozo’s shameful allegations on the floor of the Senate. Senator McCain said:
Put simply, Huma represents what is best about America: the daughter of immigrants, who has risen to the highest levels of our government on the basis of her substantial personal merit and her abiding commitment to the American ideals that she embodies so fully.
Ultimately, what is at stake in this matter is larger even than the reputation of one person. This is about who we are as a nation, and who we aspire to be. What makes America exceptional among the countries of the world is that we are bound together as citizens not by blood or class, not by sect or ethnicity, but by a set of enduring, universal, and equal rights that are the foundation of our constitution, our laws, our citizenry, and our identity. 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.Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) denounced Bozo’s lies too. During a press briefing Boehner said:
I don’t know Huma. But from everything that I do know of her, she has a sterling character, and I think accusations like this being thrown around --- are pretty dangerous.Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) was asked about Bozo’s allegations during an appearance on WAMU’s The Diane Rehm Show, where he too condemned her lies. He said:
Everyone I talk to who has dealt with her, says she is a professional and hard working and patriotic American who loves her country -- and in the service of her country is serving it.
I don’t share the feelings that are in that letter. Obviously, every member of Congress has a right to express their opinion and every member of Congress is held accountable for their opinion, if they’re right or if they’re wrong.
I can tell you that I don’t share the feelings that are in that letter and in fact, I’m very very careful and cautious about ever making accusations like that about anyone.The former campaign manager of Bozo’s erstwhile presidential campaign, Ed Rollins, who is a seasoned political veteran, wrote an op-ed for foxnews.com entitled “shame on you Michele.”
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.Bozo does know better. This is not the first time she has made false assertions about someone, and it won’t be the last.
Iowa Republicans decided that she wasn’t fit to be President during the Iowa caucuses in January.
In my opinion, she’s not fit to be a member of Congress. She is an embarrassment to herself, her family, her party, the great state of Minnesota, and our entire country.
The Washington Post Editorial Board wrote:
Ms. Bachmann’s accusations are tissue-thin garbage of the someone-said-something variety — or, as Mr. McCain put it, “nothing less than an unwarranted and unfounded attack on an honorable woman, a dedicated American and a loyal public servant.”Bozo you’ve gone too far - and you need to resign and go home.
Clown college is always looking for new instructors, and they are bound to welcome you with open arms.
Go home Bozo. It’s time.
Your husband Mary
*The only wackadoo missing from the gang of five co-conspirators, is Bozo’s Washington boyfriend, Steve King (R-Iowa). I wonder if they’ve broken up?