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August 17th, 2010

Where Does Roxanne Conlin Stand As President Obama, Harry Reid Trade Barbs On Ground Zero Mosque?

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Following President Barack Obama’s controversial decision to support the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City, countless individuals have stepped forward and shared their position on this issue, including Hamas’ co-founder, Mahmoud al-Zahar, who said Muslims “have to build” the mosque.

The contentious issue has splintered national leaders of President Obama’s party, including Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) Chairman U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), who suggested that those who oppose the construction of this mosque don’t understand “what the Constitution is all about.”

Facing an uphill reelection battle in November U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) sought to distance himself from Obama and Menendez today as his campaign issued a statement asserting that “the mosque should be built some place else.”

Reid’s political maneuvering comes on the heels of statements from the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Tim Kaine, who claimed that Democrats who distance themselves from the President are “crazy.”

Meanwhile amid this politically-charged intra-party controversy, Democrat Senate hopeful liberal trial lawyer Roxanne Conlin (D-IA) has failed to explain her position on the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero.

“With her fellow liberal Democrats at odds, Roxanne Conlin needs to tell Iowa voters who she agrees with: Her could-be Senate Leader Harry Reid, or her national party leader President Obama?” asked National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Chris Bond.  “As she bids to help Obama and Reid ram their costly agenda into law in Washington, Conlin can’t have it both ways, and she owes it to voters to make her position clear.”


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