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July 20th, 2012
02:13 PM ET

Blitzer on McCarthy Like Smear

CNN's Wolf Blitzer gives his take on Rep. Bachmann's claim about Secy. Clinton's aide Huma Abedin.

Filed under: Huma Abedin • Michele Bachmann • Wolf Blitzer
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. EyeSWideOpen

    Kudos to the Media trying to get to the bottom of the story. It's sad in this day and age, especially with the amount of bullying in the public schools, that being a positive role model is not her main objective. As a parent, I find it appalling such accusations are not retracted. If you make a mistake. Own up to it. Grow up Bachman.

    July 25, 2012 at 9:27 pm |
  2. Randy

    Wow, Huma Abedin is your friend, Wolf? Well, that makes you pretty objective on this doesn't it? Very professional. No one can question or criticsze any of your friends, is that it? No one suggested that being a Muslin was illegal (as you suggested). Mrs. Bachmann's concerns may be overboard, and they may be valid, but there are connections to the Muslim Bortherhood in her family. Why don't you do a little invesitgative journalism, and come up with something to refute the claims against your "friend"? Simply stating that she's your friend, and that you've known her for many years is not all that reassuring to me, and given her highly sensitive access to the Secratry of State, maybe this should be looked at? Maybe it already has? Why don't you go find out?

    July 24, 2012 at 6:36 pm |
  3. manning El Paso, TX

    Rep Buckmann has earn the title of the Ugly American. She got her so call fame when she begin viscous attacks on president Obama simply because he black, She and the Tea Party really begin this ugliness. When she ran as a republican candidate she show her viciousness on TV and express her ugliness with pride against Obama and the other candidates. She had nothing ales to offer but viciousness, and that wicket smile. My hat go off to Senator McClain he had the balls to put a stop to this ugliness in the senate. Hopefully the house of representative will take disciplinary action against her.

    July 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
    • Jim

      Wolf I'am glad you told it the way it is? She done wrong and if Congress don't do something. That will show just how much they care about what is write or wrong. She is evil you can see it? Look what she has done in 4 years- nothing. So let the do nothing Congress screw this up again then blame it the President Obama. Now I know why they call them Wacky Palin, Dingy Bachmann, and Lonnie Tea Party.

      July 23, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
  4. Joshua Wertheim

    The people who should be most embarrassed by this story are the voters of Minnesota. They keep on electing this fool into office. "Once burned, shame on you; twice burned shame on me". If she wins another term then I think I will propose a Constitutional Amendment demanding that Minnesota cecede from the union.

    July 21, 2012 at 6:37 am |
    • Jim

      Joshua I agree with you? They don't think with what's on their on shoulder's they think with what's in their pants. She must be lying to a lot of people or they are that stupid

      July 23, 2012 at 9:00 pm |
    • Mike S from MN 8th

      Please don't blame the rest of Minnesota for voting in this idiot, it's only the MN 6th that put her in. The word is that she'll probably get reelected!

      July 23, 2012 at 10:35 pm |
  5. Jim

    Rep. Bachman if you want to call her that? Is the big joke with the rest of her puppets. They should be put out of Congress for discrimination against a good person. It is really sad that they have the power to hurt someone that is loved more then they are. She is a disgrace to the American people who should let the so called Rep. who thinks with their brains in their pants instead of the ones on their shoulders. They must be with the wackey tea party?

    July 20, 2012 at 5:44 pm |
  6. Carol

    It saddens me to see such things going on in the United States. I have a Son-N-law and three grandchildren of Turkish/Arab decent. My daughter met her husband when he was a student in college. We are Christian and my son-law went to our church and raised his boys in the Christian faith, but never mind that. Ms. Bachmann is our countries enemy, when she shows such prejudice against a color, race or religion and feeds the people representing the republican party this murderous rhetoric. There should be NO place for her in our government. She and all who follow her are a terror threat to me, and millions of others. There are bad people in every race and religion. I'm a Christan and know my scriptures. Such hatred is anti-Christan according to the very words of God. In all religion's who are "the children of Abraham" Jewish, Christian and Islamic, we have the same moral compass. She has violated the very laws of the Ten commands. And most certainly the first (she has painted God as evil). ...'But for my house we will follow the Lord" Joshua 24:15. We are free to worship as we please, US Constitution. My son-n-law, we both worship the God of Abrahan. Ms Backmann is not a good representative for my/our country. Mccarthyism was not popular yesterday, today or tomorrow..

    Ms Backmann should be taken off the committee and thrown out of congress. She is a disgrace to our country.She acted in a mean spirited way, not what we call in our house grown up, responsible and respectable.

    July 20, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
  7. Florida245

    Thank you Wolf! Rep. Bachman thinks she can say anything – true or not about anything or anyone. Facts never get in her way. To acuse Huma Abedin as she did is reprehensible. The Media can not let her get away with these kind of baseless accusations. They have for too long. We expect the media to hold our politicians accountable. Prove what they say or the media will stop giving them airtime. That is all she wants.

    July 20, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
  8. george bach

    Wolf I like your comments and observations but I don't have tiime to wait for, go thru the ad and watch a vid clip so yopu are out of here - off my open list sorry I'll miss you George

    July 20, 2012 at 2:20 pm |

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