Bob Turner is harping on a report in The Daily Beast that the developers of Park51 are seeking up to $5 million in federal taxpayer dollars to build the Muslim cultural center near the World Trade Center.
“Not one penny of taxpayer money should be spent building that Mosque, Turner said. “It is bad enough that its developer insists on building on that site, but now he wants the taxpayers to pay for it. It is the height of outrageousness, and I will do everything I can in Congress to stop it.”
Turner called on David Weprin, the Democrat he is challenging for Anthony Weiner’s former congressional seat, to likewise vow to block funding for the project.
According to the report in The Daily Beast, the money is being administered through the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Corporation.