Speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi wants to investigate those who oppose the Mosque at ground zero.
“There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded,” she said. “How is this being ginned up that here we are talking about Treasure Island, something we’ve been working on for decades, something of great interest to our community as we go forward to an election about the future of our country and two of the first three questions are about a zoning issue in New York City.” (h/t Kristinn)
Calls to investigate the funding for those proposing the $100 million “Cordoba House” have fallen on deaf ears, though, as New York’s Mayor Mike Bloomberg has described such an investigation as “un-American.”
I would be surprised if there were a money a trail to be found. The objections are pretty much grass roots objections, and those on forefront don’t need money to make their voices heard. Democrats and Pelosi in particular have demonstrated that they have hard time understanding grass roots though.
The real truth though is that these investigations are to be used as a weapon.
One has to ask, “Does the 1st amendment apply to some and not others?”