According to a report on FOX News today, Nancy Pelosi believes a coordinated effort is behind the opposition to the Ground Zero mosque, and says that the controversy has been "ginned up" because of political opponents. She also thinks an investigation should be launched into the opponents of the mosque.
"There is no question that there is a concerted effort to make this a
political issue by some," she said in remarks posted Tuesday in a video
on the San Francisco Chronicle website. "And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded."
"I support the statement made by the Interfaith Alliance that 'We agree
with the (Anti-Defamation League) 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,'" she said.
Is it just me, or do Pelosi's comments sound a whole lot like the "vast right-wing conspiracy" comments Hillary Clinton made in 1998 in defense of her husband when the Monica Lewinsky scandal came out?
For their part, Republicans are ridiculing Pelosi's accusations of a "conspiracy," with one Republican aide saying "If the speaker needs help finding the heart of the 'GOP GZM
Conspiracy,' I urge her to ask Sasquatch," the aide told Fox News. "His
office is behind the black helicopter hangar between the unicorn pen and
the leprechaun's pot of gold."
David Malpass, who is a New York Republican candidate seeking the Sept. 14th primary nomination to challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in November, said what "she [Pelosi] is doing is unconscionable" and stated that Pelosi is "turning her ire on Americans, including families, firefighters and other first responders who care deeply about this issue."
You may listen to some of Pelosi's comments below.