Representatives Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), and Steve King (R-IA) were all in Egypt last week to express support for the current Egyptian government and military against the Muslim Brotherhood. In contrast, Senators John McCain (RINO-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (RINO-SC) visited Egypt about one month earlier to call for the release of Muslim Brotherhood leaders. Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns met extensively with Brotherhood deputy, Khairat al-Shater.
The Washington Post’s Max Fisher and Business Insider’s Brett Logiurato both posted the video with obvious bias – shockingly – in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood. Check out the headlines:
Ain’t that something? McCain, Graham, and Burns go to Egypt last month to plead for the release of leaders with a group that spawned the group that attacked America on 9/11/01 and 9/11/12 and it got favorable or honest coverage. One month later, three congressmen go to Egypt to refer to the Brotherhood as a “common” enemy and they are mocked.
Three U.S. lawmakers who have generated controversy for their statements about Islam and Muslim Americans released a video Saturday praising the Egyptian military and thanking it for staging the July 3 and subsequent crackdowns against their “common enemy,” the Muslim Brotherhood. The video, apparently taken a few hours after meeting with coup leader General Abdel Fatah el-Sissi in Cairo, features Rep. Michele Bachmann reading a statement to the camera. She’s flanked by Reps. Steve King and Louie Gohmert.
The video, posted below, is a doozy. Bachmann, presumably supported by King and Gohmert, offers fulsome praise for the coup and the military-led government’s subsequent actions, describing its crackdowns against sit-ins and demonstrations as “the front lines” in “the war on terrorism.” She described the Muslim Brotherhood as a common enemy and a “great evil,” implying that it had been responsible for the attacks against the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001. King and Gohmert offered similar but more tempered remarks.
And Fisher is a Muslim Brotherhood apparatchik.
Of the video, Logiurato referred to the statement as “…bizarre, to say the least”. Apparently, neither of these two writers seem all that concerned with the outrageous behavior of McCain and Graham last month.
It is noteworthy to consider that when Bachmann came under fire for letters she submitted to various Inspectors General last year that called into question the background of – among others – Huma Abedin, Gohmert and King were two of only five other members who publicly stood with Bachmann.
Abedin’s ties to the Brotherhood are irrefutable.