Pelosi: What I meant to say is that I want to investigate the opposition AND those behind the mosque

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released a statement Wednesday addressing criticisms of her remarks yesterday calling for an investigation into the opposition of the Ground Zero mosque.

“The freedom of religion is a Constitutional right,” Pelosi said in the press release. “Where a place of worship is located is a local decision.”

She continued: “I support the statement made by the Interfaith Alliance that ‘We agree with the ADL that there is a need for transparency about who is funding the effort to build this Islamic center.  At the same time, we should also ask who is funding the attacks against the construction of the center.’”

Pelosi failed to mention in her comments Tuesday on a San Francisco radio station that she also advocates a probe into the funding of the construction of the Cordoba House mosque and Islamic center in addition to an investigation into the those opposed to building it.

“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 on KCBS Radio.

Her statements come on the heels of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaking out in opposition the mosque at Ground Zero, and President Obama’s comments supporting it in the name of religious freedom.

When contacted by The Daily Caller, a spokesperson from Speaker Pelosi’s office said that the press release “speaks to her posiiton on transparency on both sides.” He also said that the outrage over Pelosi’s call for an investigation has been “overblown.”

  • Unbelievable

    Oh yes… Mrs. Hugo Chavez (aka Ms Pelosi) had to do a little backtracking. Nothing like trying to intimidate the opposition from speaking up…. ain’t that right Mrs. Chavez?!?!?!?!

  • johninnevada

    We shold investigate Piglosi (squeal). I want to know how she was allowed to breed?

    Since this is a local issue, isn’t she dragging this thing towards a first amendment ginning?

    Watching liberalism die a slow and painful moral death and lovin it.

    Yes I miss “W”.

  • truebearing

    I think there is unanimous agreement that Pelosi is a moron, but there are far more important stories than this distraction, which may well be what she intended with her moronic comments. Distracting America may be what this whole mosque thing is about. Foreclosures are skyrocketing and there were 500,000 jobless claims last week.

    George Soros, America’s bete noire, the man most responsible for Obama getting elected, the billionare who has destroyed the economies in Italy, England, Thailand, etc, the man who threatened to “destroy the U.S. economy”, and the man pulling the strings in the Demoncrat Party, is pulling his investments out of the the U.S.

    That means only one thing: he expects an imminent collapse. He should know. Soros, Obama, and the Soros funded Shadow Party (aka Center for American Progress, Media Matters, Communist Party, Demoncratic Party, et al) are the ones who orchestrated this impending disaster.

    • truebearing

      Do you want to really get worked up? Read this story:

      If Soros is pulling out of the U.S. economy, it is a pretty good indicator that it is because he expects an imminent collapse, and he ought to know, he is the evil genius behind the sudden failure of our economy, and Obama’s rise to dictatorship (also, Vacationer-In-Chief).

      Soros and his evil buddies triggered the sub-prime meltdown, during the last election, and you can bet your entire combined assets he is planning one for this election.

  • tjd0hwo

    Nancy is a moron – the folks in San Fran must be intellectually challenged, have they know shame? She is your representative and is “box of rocks” stupid.