Will Boehner Excuse Bachmann From Her Duties On The House Intelligence Committee?
National security threat... or national diversion?
Ultimately it's up to the voters in MN-6 to remove Michele Bachmann. This year they're probably thinking carefully about throwing their support to Jim Graves. I'm sure people in St. Cloud, the biggest city in the district, and a place where Bachmann is extremely unpopular, are scratching their heads. But even in Bachmann strongholds, like Hennepin, Sherbourne and Wright counties, people have to be wondering why even conservative Republicans like John McCain (R-AZ), John Boehner (R-OH), former Bachmann campaign manager Ed Rollins, and now Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) are going out of their way to distance themselves from Bachmann and denounce her vile McCarthyism. (Eric Cantor and Scott Brown have now chimed in as well.)
Neo-Nazis and other deranged right-wing sociopaths and their media outlets like Glenn Beck, Dana Loesch, Limbaugh and the American Thinker are further damaging her with their equally insane defense of her outrageous Islamophobia. Many people think Bachmann should resign. That's not going to happen. Like I said, that'll be up to the voters in MN-6. On the other hand, John Boehner can do the right thing and get this psychopath off the Intelligence Committee. America's national security is already compromised enough because of the connections between House Armed Services Committee chairman Buck McKeon and Organized Crime figure Sheldon Adelson and his shady dealings with Israel and China. This week People for the American Way lent voice to the growing chorus of Americans demanding that Boner remove Bachmann from her sensitive committee post.
People For the American Way is calling on House Speaker John Boehner to remove Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and two other members from their seats on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence after a series of irresponsible allegations against U.S. government employees.
Intelligence Committee members Bachmann, Rep. Lynn Westmoreland and Rep. Thomas Rooney were among the five Republican representatives to sign a letter to federal agencies baselessly alleging that a number of public servants, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin, have ties to the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood. The letter relied largely on phony information peddled by anti-Muslim activist Frank Gaffney
Last week, Speaker Boehner called the accusations “pretty dangerous,” but refused to say whether he’d remove Bachmann and the others from the Intelligence Committee. Abedin has reportedly been placed under police protection after receiving a threat over the weekend.
“Michele Bachmann has never been a model of responsibility, but this latest attack is one step too far,” said Michael Keegan, President of People For the American Way. “Members of the House Intelligence Committee are entrusted with classified information that affects the safety and security of all Americans. That information should not be in the hands of anyone with such a disregard for honesty, misunderstanding of national security, and lack of respect for her fellow public servants.
“Speaker Boehner was right to call out Rep. Bachmann’s dangerous and irresponsible rhetoric. Now he should act on those words.”