MSNBC political analyst Karen Finney blasted House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) for keeping Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on the House Intelligence Committee.
Bachmann will remain on the committee that oversees intelligence operations, even though Boehner admitted last year it was “pretty dangerous” for her to accuse Huma Abedin, deputy chief of staff for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, of infiltrating the U.S. government on behalf of Islamic radicals.
“She can’t be trusted, she has already proven she can’t be trusted,” Finney said. “That is what the situation with Huma proved. I think with regards to Speaker Boehner it shows that he is weak and feels he has to appease the right-wing, but also this is an embarrassment to the United States of America.”
“Remember that in other countries when they see a person that is like Michele Bachmann who is part of the American government, they don’t necessarily always make the distinction between the Congress and the Administration and all that,” she continued. “They see someone who is an instrument of the American government on a witch-hunt against Muslims. Now how do you think that impacts the way people think and feel about this country in other parts of the world?”
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