Gingrich Says Obama Should Speak Out As Strongly Against Ground Zero Mosque As Against Koran Burning
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says President Barack Obama should speak as bluntly to the Islamists planning a mosque near the Sept. 11 attack site as he has to the minister threatening to burn the Quran.
The Republican told ABCâ€™s â€œGood Morning Americaâ€ he believes â€œitâ€™s wrong to burn the Quran and itâ€™s wrong to build the mosque at Ground Zero, and both should be stopped.â€
He said Americans want an even-handed approach to the controversy, but are ready to tell Obama: â€œWhy donâ€™t you be just as blunt with the iman, and tell him, â€˜Donâ€™t do it.â€™ â€ Obama demanded that the Rev. Terry Jones cancel his plan to carry out a Quran-burning protest.
Gingrichâ€™s name pops up in speculation about the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.