"Big John" Cornyn: Mosque issue will hurt Obama

Junior Texas senator predicts that the President's tolerance stance will be used by Republicans in 2010 elections



Associated Press
August 15, 2010 8:06PM (UTC)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Republican senator is suggesting there could be political fallout from President Barack Obama's remarks about building a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City.

Texas Sen. John Cornyn (KOHR'-nihn) says Obama is "disconnected from mainstream America" and that voters this fall will "render their verdict." Cornyn leads the GOP's Senate campaign committee.

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Obama has said that religious freedom allows the mosque to be built. But he says he's not commenting on "the wisdom" of building a mosque two blocks from ground zero.

Democratic Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island says the economy will remain the dominant election issue.

The senators appeared on "Fox News Sunday."

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