Bachmann criticised for Abedin,Brotherhood link

Republican Michele Bachmann wrote a letter to the State Department last month with other Republicans about Huma Abedin.

Written by Associated Press | Washington | Published:July 21, 2012 1:31 am

The leader of the US House of Representatives says it is dangerous for a fellow Republican to allege that an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has family ties to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.

Republican Michele Bachmann wrote a letter to the State Department last month with other Republicans about Huma Abedin. The letter said Abedin’s late father,mother and brother were connected to Muslim Brotherhood operations. She asked in a separate letter how Abedin received security clearance.

Speaker John Boehner,“from everything I do know of her,she (Abedin) has a sterling character,and I think accusations like this being thrown around are pretty dangerous.” Republican Sen. John McCain,also defended Abedin,who is Muslim.

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