Fiorina: Obama's Comments On Mosque 'Extremely Unhelpful'

10/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Los Angeles Times

Republican Senate nominee Carly Fiorina took a harder line Tuesday on the controversial plans to build a mosque several blocks from ground zero in New York City, suggesting that proponents of the mosque should back off their plans and find somewhere else in deference to families who lost relatives and friends in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

When asked about her views about the location of the mosque Sunday during a campaign visit to Los Angeles, Fiorina said it was an "intensely personal and local issue" and that "we ought to leave it up to the community of New York to work this through."

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