Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) (left) made a baseless attack on Huma Abedin, a Muslim-American and an aide to Secretary of State Clinton, stating that she is tied to the Muslim Brotherhood. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) forcefully condemned Bachmann's false rumors on the Senate floor; Bachmann, not surprisingly, refuses to back down. Thanks to her smears, Abedin has been threatened and is under police protection:
Police and federal officials have placed security around ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, after a New Jersey man threatened her, law-enforcement sources said.
An individual, described as a Muslim man, made the unspecified threat after Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) last week claimed Abedin’s family had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and asked for a probe to see if she is helping the Islamist organization.
The man was questioned by the NYPD and the State Department and has not been charged, sources said.