July 18th, 2012
01:48 PM ET
2 years ago

McCain refutes accusations by fellow Republicans about Hillary Clinton aide

(CNN) - Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain took to the Senate floor Wednesday to criticize fellow Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann and four other Republican members of Congress about their request that various agencies investigate whether the government has been infiltrated by Muslim extremists.

Bachmann is joined in her request by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Trent Franks (R-Arizona), Rep. Thomas Rooney (R-Florida) and Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Georgia).

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  1. Rudy NYC

    Let's see what Rush Limbaugh has to say about this!
    Will he blast McCain? If so, will McCain walk it back?

    July 18, 2012 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  2. Myviewis

    Was Huma Abedin properly screened by the FBI? Did the FBI clear her? Seems simple. If she was not screened by the FBI than she should be screened now and get clearance.

    July 18, 2012 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  3. Emily

    As a Minnesotan, I have to say that Bachman is a total embarrassment to most people in this state. She is flat-out nuts and seems to get worse every day, as she proves every time she opens her mouth. I can't imagine why her constituents vote for her. She and the others should be prosecuted for defamation of character unless they can provide proof of their accusations. Like I said, she's flat-out crazy (looking at her eyes will tell you that)!

    July 18, 2012 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  4. Wake up people

    Kick all of these idiotic racists out of office! Bachman is truly NUTZ!!

    July 18, 2012 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    And guess whyt hey say things like this in the first place...

    BECAUSE YOU'LL BROADCAST IT FOR THEM, CNN.

    Wanna explain why you bury the take-down of their nonsense under the "Full Story" link that 90% of the people who come here don't click?

    July 18, 2012 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "Was Huma Abedin properly screened by the FBI? Did the FBI clear her? Seems simple. If she was not screened by the FBI than she should be screened now and get clearance."

    Thank you for that tidbot of circular illogic. Of course she was screened before getting clearance. THAT'S HOW YOU GET CLEARANCE. Asking if she was screened in order to insinuate that she wasn't is a dirty DIRTY shenanigan.

    July 18, 2012 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Myviewis

    Was Huma Abedin properly screened by the FBI? Did the FBI clear her? Seems simple. If she was not screened by the FBI than she should be screened now and get clearance.
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    She was not screened by the FBI. That's the responsiblity of the umbrella organization, Dep't. of Homeland Security.

    July 18, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    And BTW, this is a prime example of the errant hot mess taht we allow the MSM to get away with. The story here is NOT that John McCain told a bunch of imbeciles to stand down and cut the crap. The story here is that these imbeciles exist and are in congress and should be drummed out of the Capitol Building for these knids of blatant lies and unserious smeer campaigns and demagoguery.

    What's worse and more damaging to our society and systems of governance? Some guy's accidental Twitter crotch shot OR a group of House representatives actually insisting that the investigatory powers of the legislature be abused to conduct a paranoid delusional witchhunt steeped in racism and bigotry and motivated by greed for partisan political advantage through demagoguery and alarmism?

    THESE REPS SHOULD HAVE TO RESIGN FOR THIS KIND OF CRAP.

    July 18, 2012 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  9. John in Colorado

    We are witnessing the opening salvo of a civil war inside the Republican Party. It will split into the Tea Party and the Conservative Party. Neither will be strong enough to win elections.

    July 18, 2012 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  10. g

    is somebody looking at her subsidized farm and health care clinic.

    July 18, 2012 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  11. Myviewis

    Why is everybody so upset over this woman, just have the FBI say they cleared her and that will be the end of the story. So simple. Doesn't the president also get clearance I think from the FBI before taking office? What's the problem. I am sure Huma Abedin won't mind being screened if she had not been screened. Even a president gets screened, if I remember correctly or am I wrong? I though Obama had been cleared by the FBI? Same goes for Romney, he'll have to be cleared if he wins election or before?

    July 18, 2012 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  12. Obama 2012 - MOVE Forward America, NOT another round of DUBYA's FAILURES

    Given the list of no-name crazies (other than Bachmann – but she's already crazy) signing up for this totally lunatic and embarrassing Grand Obstructionist Party attempt to distract from Willard's refusal to divulge his tax returns, one can only surmise how desperate and depraved the conservative side of our political system has become.

    July 18, 2012 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  13. Wes B.

    Can we investigate Bachmann for being clinically brain dead?

    July 18, 2012 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  14. RWB1956

    These people are trying to rile up there tea party base. Just like they did before the mid term elections. stir up hate and fear. Notice how they are pouring it on now that thir potential nominee is under the microscope?

    July 18, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    "Why is everybody so upset over this woman, just have the FBI say they cleared her and that will be the end of the story."

    THEY ALREADY CLEARED HER AND THE FILTHY CRAP SPEWED BY THESE TEATROLL DEMAGOGUES SHOULD NOT EVEN BE DIGNIFIED WITH A RESPONSE OTHER THAN "GET THE HELL OUT OF CONGRESS."

    July 18, 2012 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  16. Lane

    Good for MaIn. its time for this crazy crab to end. The GOP needs to take their meds . To many missed doses.

    July 18, 2012 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  17. Expat American

    I was wondering when the Republican racism and religious bigotry Nazi propaganda machine would kick back into gear. Looks like it’s back. Well done GOP. The world abroad can get back to hating you all over again.

    July 18, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  18. The Real Tom Paine

    -Myviewis

    Why is everybody so upset over this woman, just have the FBI say they cleared her and that will be the end of the story. So simple. Doesn't the president also get clearance I think from the FBI before taking office? What's the problem. I am sure Huma Abedin won't mind being screened if she had not been screened. Even a president gets screened, if I remember correctly or am I wrong? I though Obama had been cleared by the FBI? Same goes for Romney, he'll have to be cleared if he wins election or before?
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    A pity no one did that with you before allowing you in the country. If you had read the article, its clear that this a case of the typical mental lightweights in the GOP being able to condemn someone solely on the basis of guilt by association. I would have thought that, as a self-proclaimed immigrant, you would be supportive of someone else who had legally emmigrated and was being unfairly targeted because of her family's supposed associations. By the way, what sort of dirt are you hiding? Should we have the FBI waste taxpayer dollars on investigating you, since you clearly don't have a grasp of how liberty and freedom in the country really operates?

    July 18, 2012 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  19. Mark Bender

    McCain is a disaster. He gave us Obama !

    July 18, 2012 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  20. The Real Tom Paine

    Why pay attention to Michelle " Swiss Miss" Bachmann? She can't grasp basic American history, much less the complexities of Middle East politics.

    July 18, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  21. Marty, FL

    The conspiracy theories of Limbaugh, Bauchmann, et al. are beyond absurd.

    Good for Sen. McCain correcting the nonsense.

    July 18, 2012 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  22. Rudy NYC

    Myviewis wrote:

    Why is everybody so upset over this woman, ....
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    You tell me. It is people like you who are upset?

    July 18, 2012 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
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