(Jon Stewart mocks wingnut Michele Bachmann for her Muslim Brotherhood conspiracy theories.)
As we noted this week, wingnut and McCarthy wannabe Michele Bachmann went so far as to attack her fellow House member, Keith Ellison, claiming he has a "long record" of association with the Muslim Brotherhood. This following her and fellow Republicans witch hunt against Huma Abedin, aide to Secretary Clinton and wife of former Rep. Anthony Weiner. It seems Bachmann has finally crossed the line where the House Intelligence Chair has turned on her.
Before facing heat this week for her paranoid quest to root out Muslim Brotherhood influence on the U.S. government, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) got support from the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Mike Rogers. But today, Rogers distanced himself from Bachmann’s allegations about Muslim-Americans.
That kind of assertion certainly doesn’t comport with the Intelligence Committee, and I can say that on the record. I have no information in my committee that would indicate that Huma is anything other than an American patriot.
This was not an activity that was sanctioned as any intelligence committee matter.
What kills me is that it took this long for anyone in her own party to finally call out this crazy flame thrower for the rhetoric that comes out of her mouth. After she went on Chris Matthews' show back in 2008 and said that she wanted members of Congress investigated for being "anti-American" we didn't hear a peep out of any of them. And she was rewarded with a spot on the House Intelligence Committee instead of being asked to take a trip to the doctor's office and being put on medication.
John Boehner and all of the Republican leadership are directly responsible for refusing to keep this woman in check and to call her out when she's been over the top, which is just about every time she opens her mouth. They own it. They need to either tell her to shut the hell up, pull her off the Intelligence Committee and censure her on the floor of the House, or take full responsibility for every word she utters and had uttered that they refuse to condemn.
Rogers' weasel words saying this was not sanctioned by the Intelligence Committee are not nearly enough. If they think anyone is going to take seriously that they aren't happy to have the crazies like Bachmann out there whipping up their base, it's going to take more than what he was willing to say here about her. The woman is dangerous and it's LONG past time she is no longer treated as credible.
So welcome to the party Mike Rogers. You're only a few years and a few hundred crazy, bat-sh*t, wingnut, over the top, flame throwing remarks out of your fellow House member, with finally bothering to take the time to state the obvious in the most timid and limited way possible. Bravo.
The fact that any of the media treated her as so when she ran for president shows just how far down the rabbit hole we've gone with our sorry excuse for what's supposed to be a check and balance on our political class being completely useless. The fourth estate is dead when wingnuts like Bachmann can run for president and the entire country is not looking on in horror because they can't be bothered to let the public know a crazy person wants us to believe she should be allowed to run the country.
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