Yonkers, NY, August 9, 2010 — Liam McLaughlin, candidate desiring to represent the 35Senate District under Conservative and Republican party lines, commented today on the new revelations in the media that the property where the 13 story $100 million Cordoba Mosque is to be built is half owned by Con Edison.
Liam McLaughlin said "The revelations in the media that the property where the Cordoba mosque is to be located is half owned by local utility Con Edison proves to New Yorkers that they are being misled. It is now clear that the developer has not been honest with the people of New York. As Senator, I would call upon the Public Service Commission to end this debate and controversy by denying the sale of this property. I also call upon my opponent, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, who has said that this issue is beyond the purview of the Senate, to show actual leadership by demanding that the Public Service Commission stop the sale of this property to the mosque developer, Sharif El- Gamal. Senator Stewart-Cousins does not understand the role of the State Senate in these important matters and fails to perform even a minimal amount of due diligence. This issue is directly within the purview of the State Senate, and Senator Stewart-Cousins owes it to the 111 Westchester residences and 2,976 people who perished on 9/11 to do her job."