Here’s a salute to U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who this week came to the defense of a longtime aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Huma Abedin has worked for Clinton since her days as a U.S. senator. Abedin is a Muslim-American. In a letter to the State Department, Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., alleged that Abedin’s family has ties to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. She wondered why Abedin wasn’t disqualified for a U.S. security clearance.
On the Senate floor, McCain praised Abedin’s patriotism and said she hadn’t done one thing to merit such treatment: “When anyone, not least a member of Congress, launches specious and degrading attacks against fellow Americans on the basis of nothing more than fear of who they are and ignorance of what they stand for, it defames the spirit of our nation and we all grow poorer because of it.”
Well said, senator.