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Michele Bachmann Still On House Intelligence Committee

Sha-ZAMM!Did you feel safer sometime around 11 a.m. Eastern on Friday? Almost as though someone (or someones!) very capable was keeping an eye on our enemies, both foreign and domestic? Of course you did, this is because John Boehner has put Michele Bachmann on the House Intelligence Committee again. Aren’t we lucky, Amercia? USA! USA! No, the demands to have her removed aren’t because she is stupid, because there are plenty of other stupid people doing incredibly important things these days, (see, for example, most of the people on the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology), and this is the new normal. Stupid people doing important things are all the rage these days, no one can be bothered about it. No, that’s not it, people are upset about this particular stupid person because she has made “controversial” statements, which has made “some people” have some “concerns:”

Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has been reappointed to the House intelligence committee despite concerns about some of the controversial statements she has made.

You know — like accusations that Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin was maybe a Muslim Brotherhood spy, nothing big, and that the Muslim Brotherhood is infiltrating the US government, that’s all. Nothing major, just a few statements that “some people” have some “concerns” about. But it’s cool, don’t worry about her, she’ll have company; two of the people that signed her petition to investigate Huma Abedin will be keeping her company on the committee. From ThinkProgress:

Joining Bachmann in being renamed to the committee are Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) and Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL), who signed onto the original letter sent to State about Abedin. The clearly Islamophobic stances of these committee members makes their position on the committee, with its oversight of the National Security Agency and CIA’s activities, particularly troubling.

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Troubling to LIBERALS and COMMIES, basically, so what we’re saying is that it’s not that big a deal, and we can rest easy knowing that these three capable, level-headed people will be Keeping Us Safe.

[USA Today][ThinkProgress]

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Kris E. Benson writes about politics for Wonkette and is pursuing a doctorate in philosophy. This will come in handy for when they finally open that philosophy factory in the next town over. @Kris_E_Benson

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