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08/26/2013 10:07 am ET | Updated Aug 27, 2013

Liz Cheney: Terrorists' 'Recruitment Goes On Through Mosques'

U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) made her presence felt at a Tea Party function on Saturday, revealing some thoughts on mosques and terrorism in America.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Cheney appeared at an event in Emblem, Wyo., where those two topics emerged into the conversation. According to the paper, Wayne Simmons made comments earlier during the event suggesting that growth of mosques in America is leading to more recruitment outlets for terror groups.

“I do think that we know that recruitment goes on through mosques,” Cheney said in response, the Star-Tribune reported.

According to the Powell Tribune, among the other attendees at the Big Horn Basin Tea Party picnic was Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.). The Associated Press noted that this was the first time Enzi and Cheney were at the same event since she announced her U.S. Senate candidacy against him in July.

“They are all asking me, how did you get Enzi and Cheney both to agree to attend,” Big Horn Basin Tea Party chairman Rob DiLorenzo told the Powell Tribune. “I tell them, ‘I asked.’”

Correction: A previous version of this post identified Simmons as a Fox News terrorism analyst. Simmons is not a Fox News contributor or on-air talent, or paid by the network in any capacity.

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