I don’t know Huma, but from everything I do know of her, she has a sterling character. And I think accusations like this being thrown around are pretty dangerous.But have no fear, it's not like he's talking about actually chastising Bachmann or anything.
John McCain was a bit more forceful, but that's because he has filled his yearly maverick quota, which consists of saying one bad thing about one Republican per year:
"These allegations about Huma and the report from which they are drawn are nothing less than an unwarranted and unfounded attack on an honorable woman, a dedicated American and a loyal public servant," McCain said in a speech on the Senate floor on Wednesday morning.Scott Brown even took time away from praising local sports franchises in order to blast Bachmann, tweeting:
Rep. Bachmann’s accusations about Sec. Clinton aide Huma Abedin are out-of-line. This kind of rhetoric has no place in our public discourseAnd it's on Twitter, so you know it's a big deal.
No word so far on Bachmann backing down from her crackpot conspiracy theories, but I would like to point out: Michele Bachmann was, for a long time, actually considered a serious presidential candidate. Can you freaking imagine?