Five House Republicans — Reps. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Trent Franks of Arizona, Louie Gohmert of Texas, Tom Rooney of Florida and Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia – in June called for a State Department investigation into whether Abedin tried to improperly influence U.S. policy in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood. But the controversy exploded Wednesday, when Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) delivered a floor speech in Abedin’s defense.
“I don’t know Huma, but from everything I do know of her, she has a sterling character,” [House Speaker John] Boehner (R-Ohio) told reporters Thursday. “And I think accusations like this being thrown around are pretty dangerous.”
Here’s a video clip of McCain’s two-minute blistering:
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider