Skip to comments.Rubio condemns Bachmann
Posted on 04/27/2013 10:15:14 AM PDT by AuntB
Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Scott Brown joined John McCain in denouncing the congresswoman's Muslim witch hunt
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising star in the party and a potential vice-presidential pick for Mitt Romney, said this morning that he disagreed with Republican Rep. Michele Bachmanns baseless call to investigate Muslim Brotherhood infiltration in the U.S. government.
Appearing on NPRs Diane Rehm show, Rubio was asked by a caller if he would join Republican Sen. John McCains strong condemnation of the anti-Muslim witch hunt on the Senate floor yesterday. While Rubio said he doesnt personally know Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton whom Bachmann accused of being connected to the Brotherhood, the Florida Republican said, Wveryone I talk to who has dealt with her, [says she is] a professional and hardworking and patriotic American who loves her country and in the service of her country is serving it.
I am not a signatory to that letter, Rubio said of Bachmanns letters to the inspectors general of several national security agencies demanding investigations. I dont share the feelings that are in that letter. Obviously, every member of Congress has a right to express their opinion and every member of Congress is held accountable for their opinion, if theyre right or if theyre wrong.
I can tell you that I dont share the feelings that are in that letter, he continued, And in fact, Im very very careful and cautious about ever making accusations like that about anyone.
Rubios comments are decidedly more circumspect than McCains, but it is still unusual for someone in his position to speak out publicly against someone in his own party. Bachmann has also earned scorn from her former presidential campaign manager, Ed Rollins, who said Bachmanns witch hunt is extreme and dishonest. Shame on you, Michele! Rollins wrote.
UPDATE: Sen. Scott Brown, the Republican from Massachusetts facing off against Democrat Elizabeth Warren in November, took to Twitter to strongly condemn Bachmann by name:
Rep. Bachmanns accusations about Sec. Clinton aide Huma Abedin are out-of-line. This kind of rhetoric has no place in our public discourse
Scott P. Brown(@ScottBrownMA) July 18, 2012
“That is not a “condemnation.” The article headline is propaganda to promote conflict between conservatives. “
What the hell would you call it?? An ENDORSEMENT??
Get off that old crappola of ‘promoting conflict between conservatives’! Do you think Rubio, McCain, Norquist are CONSERVATIVES????
THEY are who is promoting conflict! Evidently shining a light on their duplicity is annoying to you. Well, it is to Norquist, et al as well. Enjoy the company you’ve chosen!
Minnesota is one of the top 5 states with most Muslims. It ranks 3rd or 4th after NY, NJ, and CA.
I just wonder what TGO’s take on his “buddy” Rubio’s comments are given his “friend Michele” and all....
I think, “with all due respect” that TGO is permitting his “I was first to endorse Rubio”, cloud his eyes from the truth about this RINO! I do not trust Rubio any more than I trust 99% of the rest of the arseholes in DC!
*Ding! Ding! Ding*
Somebody gets it!
Certainly his present approach to the immigration questions should be opposed. But can we not do that in a manner that does not write off his good points? We need everyone we can rally to our side on every issue. If we insist on ideological purity, we simply do not have the numbers on most issues. We need to get the good that we can out of everyone who will listen--everyone who is at least on our side on most issues.
“Rubio is really throwing in with the Rockefeller Republicans, no? Thats what happens when they get into office.”
Rubio threw in with the ‘Turd Blossom Republicans’ while he was still a Florida State Rep. He hired Cesar Conda before he got to the US Senate....a high power, big player...now how do you think a state rep affords a guy like that for his chief of staff...who threw in with whom??
WHO is Cesar Conda?
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising star in the party...
Shows how much things can change in less than a year...
Sen. Scott Brown, the Republican from Massachusetts facing off against Democrat Elizabeth Warren in November, took to Twitter to strongly condemn Bachmann by name
How'd that work out for you, Scott?
Can't have someone question our secular "friends" now can we?
Pay no Attention to that Mosque behind the Curtain!
The Project: Part 2
Old article or new, anytime a headline says that GOP pols are condemning one of their own, you can always count on McCain’s name appearing.
We're already beginning to see the GOP-elite storm troopers forming and clustering together openly to assault us Bible/Gun Clingers and to marginalize our favored representatives in preparation for the 2014 midterm election.
It's becoming SO evident that Rubio is now one of the satellites that are orbiting around that looney-toon moon-bat, John McCain. I don't have a single doubt that Marco has caught the DC fever we all thought he was inoculated against.
Bachman is very tenacious....and these attacks and attempts to isolate her as a nut case will not scare her off.
Rubio has lost my support. Every day he is becoming more and more like McCain and his mini-me Lindsey.
Boy, Its a mixed bag with Rubio.
“Everyone I talk to who has dealt with her, [says Hiss is] a professional and hardworking and patriotic American who loves his country and in the service of his country is serving it.
See post #11, for the likely type of *fever*.
"Rep. Bachmanns accusations about Sec. Clinton aide Huma Abedin are out-of-line. This kind of rhetoric has no place in our public discourse "
Yes, Scott...but are they true?
Maybe we should all be more concerned about iof those allegations are true than if the appear "out of line," or "rhetorically out of place," to some.
Grow a pair.
Shame on Rubio, if anyone should know better, given that his family fled Cuba for freedom, it is him.
So far he wants amnesty and doesn’t mind Muslim infiltration of DC.
Those are kind of big.
Let us not forget that south Florida is overflowing with RICH muslims.
Right On MinuteGal!
Nothing wrong with investigating infiltration - if it’s not there, it’s not there. But if it’s there, you want to know about it. Why the fear?
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