Former House speaker Newt Gingrich ripped State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo over the controversial plans to build a mosque near the World Trade center site.
Appearing on Monday's edition of "Inside City Hall," Gingrich said the Democratic candidate for governor should investigate the funding of the project in his role as attorney general.
The Republican says Cuomo ought to demand that people who want to put up the mosque explain where their $100 million is coming from.
"There are over a thousand mosques in the United States. There are over a hundred mosques in New York City. I defend the right to have mosques in America. I defend the right of people to worship as they want to worship," Gingrich said. "This is a political act designed to establish a 13-story building two blocks from the World Trade Center for the purpose of saying worldwide, we're winning, the Americans are losing, and they're too dumb to even know they're in a war."
Cuomo's office had no comment on Gingrich's remarks, but said in the past that they would look into any allegations of wrongdoing connected to the mosque.