Dear Commons Community,
Rep. Michele Bachmann along with Reps. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Thomas Rooney (R-Fla.) and Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.), recently sent letters to five federal agencies demanding investigations into infiltration by the Muslim Brotherhood. Specifically mentioned were three members of Huma Abedin’s family as “connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations”. Abedin, a longtime aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is married to former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner.
The accusations stem from a report by the Center for Security Policy, a right-wing organization run by Frank Gaffney and funded by the likes of the Scaife foundations which have donated over $3 million to it over the past decade.
A number of prominent lawmakers including Sen. John McCain have denounced Bachmann’s accusations.