Less than twenty-four hours after telling a Kentucky political blogger that he considered the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” a New York issue, Kentucky Republican Rand Paul contradicted himself and joined the reactionaries on the side of religious intolerance:
Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul says that he opposes developing plans for a mosque to be built in close proximity to “Ground Zero” in New York City.
The Tea Party-backed hopeful shared his take on the matter in an interview with Kentucky-based station WBKO on Monday.
According to the local outlet, Paul signaled his belief that members of the Muslim community would better off to make donations to the memorial site rather than construct a religious center close to where the World Trade Center towers stood prior to September 11, 2001.
A pandering flip-flop in less than 24 hours. Really disappointing.