Chris Matthews Calls Out Rick Lazio For Exploiting Cordoba House For Campaign (VIDEO) | Talking Points Memo

New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio has been focusing a lot of his campaign’s attention on opposing the proposed Cordoba House Islamic center near Ground Zero, and today on Hardball, Chris Matthews took him to task for playing politics with the controversy. Matthews asked Lazio how he responds to those who say the focus “has a lot to do with the fact that you’re down 30 points in what looks to be your upcoming general election fight with Andrew Cuomo for governor.”Matthews also accused Lazio of “distorting” and corrupting” the words of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf to make it seem like he is a “hater” of America: “You’re making it sound like this guy is blaming Americans for the World Trade Center horror.”

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