To his credit, McCain is on the right side of this issue. To his discredit, when Rep. Michele Bachmann raised questions about Hillary Clinton's Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin and the latter's familial connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, McCain did what he is now accusing the State Department of doing. Yes, Abedin has a high position of influence inside the same State Department that has left McCain apoplectic.
Here is what Bachmann's letter to the State Department's Deputy Inspector General said about Abedin:
...the Department's Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin, has three family members - her late father, her mother and her brother - connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations. Her position affords her routine access to the Secretary and to policy-making.In what was probably the most vehement defense of Abedin from a Republican member of Congress, McCain chastised Bachmann from the floor of the Senate. In so doing, he exhibited either 'abysmal ignorance' or 'willful deception'.
Here is McCain's October 8th appearance on O'Reilly.
Here is McCain defending Huma Abedin earlier this summer: