- Associated Press - Sunday, August 15, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator on Sunday suggested there could be political fallout from President Obama’s remarks about building a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York.

Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, said that Mr. Obama is “disconnected from mainstream America” and that voters this fall will “render their verdict.”

Mr. Cornyn leads the GOP’s Senate campaign committee.

Mr. Obama has said that religious freedom allows the mosque to be built, but he said he’s not commenting on “the wisdom” of building a mosque two blocks from ground zero.

Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, said the economy will remain the dominant election issue.

The senators appeared on “Fox News Sunday.”


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