Loretta Sanchez

Senate candidate in California clarifies comment on Muslims

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2015, file photo, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., speaks during a Congressional Hispanic Caucus news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sanchez, now also a US. Senate candidate, is being criticized after suggesting that as many as two of 10 Muslims would engage in terrorism to establish a strict Islamic state. Sanchez said in a statement Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 that the figure does not reflect her views on the Muslim community in America, and most Muslims around the world are committed to peace.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) — A California congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate sought Monday to clarify comments she made about Muslims that were condemned by advocacy groups and members of her own party.

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