The following is a press release from the Hayworth campaign, dated and distributed 18 Aug 2010.
Statement from Dr. Nan Hayworth regarding Nancy Pelosi’s recent comments:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling for critics of the planned mosque in New York to be investigated. John Hall, Congressman for NY-19, has voted with Nancy Pelosi 98 percent of the time. Does John Hall agree with Nancy Pelosi that those raising questions should be investigated?
And how does he feel about the deeper issue of Nancy Pelosi’s using tactics from the playbook of the old Soviet Union to intimidate Americans who are speaking their minds? I fully support the entire Bill of Rights, including the First Amendment. I do not question the legal right of the mosque’s organizers to build. I do continue to call on them to respect the profound pain associated with Ground Zero and to make a true gesture of peace: either voluntarily relocate it, or allow a church and synagogue to be housed there also, as a demonstration of interfaith tolerance.
Nancy Pelosi’s comments recall yet again how, under her leadership, the majority in this Congress, including John Hall, has gone against the best interests of the citizens of the 19th District. On government-run health care, on spending, on taxes — the list is long and growing — John Hall does not understand and does not represent us.
Douglas Cunningham, Director of Communications
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