via Liberal Oasis:
Freshman Sen. Ken Salazar, who has been trying to position himself as a moderate Dem and describes himself as a person of faith, is under attack by Focus On The Family over the nuclear option.
And hes not taking it sitting down. Scripps Howard reports:
"I do think that what has happened here is there has been a hijacking of the U.S. Senate by what I call the religious right wing of the country," Salazar told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday.
He singled out Focus on the Family by name, objecting to full-page newspaper ads the ministry's political arm recently placed, targeting 20 senators in 15 states.
"I think what has happened is Focus on the Family has been hijacking Christianity and become an appendage of the Republican Party," Salazar said in an interview. "I think it's using Christianity and religion in a very unprincipled way."