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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi advocates investigation of Ground Zero mosque opposition

Nancy Pelosi is staying in the news despite the August recess. In a Tuesday radio interview for San Francisco-based KCBS Radio, Pelosi weighed in for the first time on the Ground Zero mosque.

Here’s what she had to say:

“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.

Not only did the speaker rebuke Republicans who said over the weekend that President Obama’s comments on the issue opened it up to debate during election season, but she also essentially called for an investigation into the opposition of the mosque.

She continued: “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.”

Her comments come just after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke out against the mosque, saying it is “very obvious that the mosque should be built someplace else.”

Audio of Pelosi’s interview can be found here.

Speaker Pelosi’s office has not yet returned The Daily Caller’s request for comment.