Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a new written statement this afternoon about the controversy involving the construction of a mosque and community center near Ground Zero in Manhattan.
The Speaker reiterated her opinion that the matter is a local decision for New York. She also took another jab at critics, demanding to know who is funding the attacks on the mosque.
But Pelosi also urged a public accounting of who is backing the project.
Here is the statement from her office:
Washington, D.C. - Speaker
Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement concerning the Cordoba House:
freedom of religion is a Constitutional right. Where a place of worship
is located is a local decision.
support the statement made by the Interfaith Alliance that 'We agree
with the ADL that there is a need for transparency about who is funding the
effort to build this Islamic center. At the same time, we should also ask
who is funding the attacks against the construction of the center.'
all of those expressing concern about the 9/11 families, we call upon them to join
us in support of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act when Congress returns in September."
The members of the state ethics commission, eager to bring order to one of the most disordered corners of state government, hired a “receiver” last week to heal their agency and then did they only thing they could.
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