On Monday Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slammed House Republicans Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) for the letters that they sent in which they called for a serious investigation into how deeply ties are within the U.S. government to the Muslim Brotherhood and specifically they called out Clinton’s deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin. Clinton tried to act as though she never plays politics like this, though this is not politics, it’s fact. She said that such suggestions about her aide has “no place in our politics” for such “assaults.”
This reminds me of the same woman who declared “This is a vast right wing conspiracy.” Oh wait this is that same woman. But here’s the thing, an investigation is not an assault. This is nothing more than rhetoric. While her husband’s indiscretions may have at times brought us to shaking our heads and laughing at the ridiculousness of some of the statements he made, Islamist terrorists and the Muslim Brotherhood inside the U.S. government are not a laughing matter.
“Leaders have to be active in stepping in and sending messages about protecting the diversity within their countries,” Clinton said at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. “We did see some of that in our own country. We saw Republicans stepping up and standing up against the kind of assaults that really have no place in our politics.”
The Hill reports,
The remarks have been criticized by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who took to the Senate floor to denounce the accusations as “specious and degrading attacks.”
These latest allegations surfaced after the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohammed Morsi, won the presidential elections in Egypt, forcing a reevaluation of U.S. ties to the Arab world’s most populous country.
In her comments, Clinton called religious freedom a “bedrock priority” of the Obama administration’s foreign policy.
Clinton said, “As I told the Christians with whom I met [when visiting Cairo earlier this month], the United States does not take the side of one political party over another. What we do is stand firmly on the side of principles.”
Nothing could be further from the truth. While claiming that “our engagement with those leaders will be based on their commitment to universal human rights and universal democratic principles,” she doesn’t see it that way at home, does she? At every turn her party and their “principles” or lack of them are both in view and they care nothing for universal human rights or democratic principles.