Yet another Republican congressman has joined forces with the birthers.
The most recent example: Rep. Scott Garrett of New Jersey said President Obama should produce his birth certificate after being pressed on the issue by constituents who believe President Obama is actually a Kenyan citizen. Dave Weigel chronicled the encounter, which took place last week. After being pushed for nearly five minutes to to weigh in on the birther conspiracy theory, Garrett tried to deflect the question, saying there was "no political solution to it." Weigel continues:
He’s cut off by another constituent. "Have him show his birth certificate! It’s as simple as that! None of this ‘talk about it, talk about it’ — just let’s see the birth certificate!"
"I agree," says Garrett — who’s not one of the 12 sponsors of the "birther bill."
It's really amazing. Garrett couldn't muster the courage to state the obvious and extensively documented fact that President Obama is a
n (edit: natural-born) American citizen. Instead, he gave in to the birther craziness.
How in the world can you trust people like Garrett to write the laws of this nation? The answer is simple: you can't.