Senator John McCain has had many questionable relationships and done some things which are very hard to explain from a national security, America first point of view. In one such instance, he spoke from the Senate floor in defense of Hillary Clinton’s longtime aide and Muslim Brotherhood linked insider, Huma Abedin. In light of recent events, we have to ask ourselves why McCain defended Hillary, blocking an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood.
McCain claims to have been close to Abedin, although he repeatedly pronounces her first name incorrectly, as the “H” is silent. He also mispronounces her last name on at least one occasion. At the time of his address, in 2012, Abedin’s name hadn’t become familiar through television broadcasts. In light of current events, it’s worth a second look.
McCain defends the daughter of Muslim Brotherhood founders in the vaguest of terms as he insults a fellow Republican for expressing legitimate concerns about what she and four of her colleagues believed was a potentially serious security breach. The open door to Islamic radicals at the White House is well-known and something McCain surely knows as well. What appears to have been going on was an attack on Michele Bachmann, the Republican he’s targeting, in order to deflect any damage away from the Muslim Brotherhood agent Abedin.
McCain taints Bachmann from the outset, claiming that Abedin is being attacked without concern for “fact or fairness.” He says, “I know Huma to be an intelligent, upstanding, hardworking and loyal servant of our country and our government who has devoted countless days of her life to advancing the ideals of the nation she loves and looking after its most precious interests.”
He adds, “Huma Abedin represents what is best about America, the daughter of immigrants who has risen to the highest levels of our government on the basis of her substantial personal merit and her abiding commitment to the American ideals that she embodies. I am proud to know her and I am proud, even maybe with some presumption, to call her my friend.” That’s his supposed friend or contact of ten years, whose first name he still mispronounces; sure, John.
McCain provided the basis of the concerns for the loyalty of Abedin without going into specifics and claims that there are none, an obvious attempt to nip this investigation in the bud. The report he cites was titled “The Muslim Brotherhood in America” from the “Center for Security Policy,” Frank Gaffney’s organization.
McCain presents his statement as if it is the closing arguments at a trial with all the evidence having been gathered and depositions taken. What Bachmann was asking for is an Inspector General investigation, a prudent move in the face of evidence that there is more than one misplaced loyalty at the top, one that McCain himself, through his actions, is exhibiting.
Abedin’s father, mother, and brother are fundamental Islamists, with both of her parents instrumental in the founding of the Muslim Brotherhood and its sister organization. The fact that her father has died does not in any way insulate them from their activities, but that’s the load of tripe McCain has for sale. He portrays Abedin as an average American yet fails to mention that she moved with her parents to Saudi Arabia at the age of two, not returning to America until she was 18-years-old. He doesn’t want an investigation and neither do the people who pull his strings.
The misconduct of McCain in this address, in view of the likely espionage violations, is further evidence that this guy is an anti-American operative and has been for a long, long time. A true American, like Bachmann, who is not compromised by treachery, would have joined her in calling for the investigation as many citizens did and continue to.
Those who are obstructing the Clinton indictment are also interested in insulating Abedin. We the People have a right to know what McCain and his comrades didn’t want us to find out.