MSNBC analyst: Bachmann on Intel committee ‘an embarrassment to the U.S.’

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 23:10 EDT
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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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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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