In a controversy that FrontPage continues to cover closely, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota has raised questions – not accusations, just questions – about the infiltration of the U.S. government by Muslim Brotherhood loyalists. She and a few cohorts have specifically addressed the demonstrable Brotherhood family ties of Huma Abedin, deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But under the Obama administration, anything but the most fawning treatment of Islam or Muslims is verboten, and so Ms. Bachmann must be punished.
Andrew C. McCarthy, former prosecutor of the 1993 World Trade Center bomb plot, has already detailed the validity of Bachmann's concerns in his excellent briefing on the topic. Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch has also pointed out the legitimacy of her inquiries. But Bachmann has nonetheless weathered smears and attacks not only from Obama's people and their media enablers, but sadly, even from invertebrate fellow Republicans like Speaker John Boehner and Senator John McCain as well.
Merely denouncing her is not enough for some on the left, who want to take things to the next level. Democratic consultant Karen Finney, a political analyst for MSNBC, the network that is the progressive left's loudest and most aggressive television mouthpiece, is calling for Bachmann to be removed from the House Intelligence Committee for daring to raise concerns about this national security issue.