Republicans slam Bachmann for accusing Clinton aide of having links to Muslim Brotherhood
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Republicans in the United States have strongly condemned former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann for attacking a long-time aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
According to The BBC, Bachmann said Huma Abedin had connections with the Muslim Brotherhood, which implied that she was part of a wider conspiracy.
Bachmann was first criticized by Senator John McCain, then by House Speaker John Boehner and others.
These attacks on Huma have no logic, no basis and no merit, and they need to stop now, Senator John McCain said.
Bachmann, along with four other Republican legislators, wrote a letter to the State Department, along with other government agencies, calling for a probe on the Muslim Brotherhood's influence in the U.S. Government, singling out at Abedin.
The letter alleged that she had connections to the Muslim Brotherhood through her family.
Senator Lindsay Graham said the charges were ridiculous and that Abedin is about as far away from the Muslim Brotherhood view of women and ideology as you possibly could get.
Bachmann also received calls to apologize from Representative Keith Ellison, a Democrat who is a Muslim.
Abedin, who was also Clinton's aide during her Senate term, is a Muslim of Pakistani descent who was born in Michigan.
Minnesota Congresswoman Bachmann rose to prominence criticizing President Barack Obama in 2008.
She branded the president un-American in a TV interview. (ANI)