Rep. Peter King (R-NY) says Newt Gingrich went too far when he compared developers behind the Cordoba House Muslim community center in New York City to Nazis. His comments echo those made by Pat Buchanan yesterday, who also called out Gingrich for bringing Nazi comparisons into the debate.
“I think it was wrong for Newt Gingrich to use the term ‘Nazi’ in talking about this mosque, making a Nazi comparison,” King said on Fox News. “This is too sensitive an issue and everyone should realize when they speak that their words are being listened to by the families of those who were killed on September 11.”
Last week, King and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) issued a statement calling organizer Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf a “radical” and criticizing the Obama Administration for including him on a Middle East speaking tour.
(h/t Political Correction)
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