Politics & Policy

Bennet, Buck Share Similar Views on NY ‘Mosque’

The Park 51 Muslim center “mosque” proposed for lower Manhattan managed to creep into Colorado’s U.S. Senate race, with Sen. Michael Bennet and GOP challenger Ken Buck appearing to be on the same page on the contentious issue:

Asked for a reaction to the Muslim center and mosque, Bennet’s campaign released this statement:

“Freedom of religion is one of the most cherished traditions in our Constitution and our history. Michael believes this is a decision for New Yorkers to make and hopes a site can be chosen that alleviates the current tensions and is sensitive to the memory of September 11th.” [emphasis added]

On the same question, Buck’s campaign released this statement:

“Ken believes the site at ground zero should be a place that brings Americans together. While they have the legal right to build the mosque, the proposed location has become a dividing point. The group seeking to build the mosque and community center, should find a different location.” [emphasis added]


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