Texas senator John Cornyn says the political fallout from the proposed mosque near ground zero in New York will play a big role in the upcoming fall elections.
Cornyn, who is in charge of republican U.S. Senate campaigns, tells Fox News Sunday the issue will be prominent this fall now that President Obama has weighed in on the proposed mosque and community center near the site of the 9/11 attacks.
On Friday, President Obama stepped into the controversy swirling around the proposed mosque and community center, saying Muslims have the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan.  But, he later appeared to backtrack, saying Saturday he was not commenting on “the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there.”  Cornyn says it is unwise to build a mosque near where 3 thousand people died in a terrorist attack.