David Weigel at The Washington Independent catches this one:
When he was confronted by Mike Stark, Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) gave perhaps the clearest statement of any Republican member of Congress on the persistent conspiracy theories about President Obama’s birth. That makes this report on a weekend town hall meeting especially confusing.
Franks said there was not enough evidence that Obama is not an American citizen. He did say there was a lot of conflicting evidence of Obama’s citizenship and that he was considering filing a lawsuit, the only congressman to do so. Franks asked why the president did not simply produce a birth certificate.
Here's Stark's video:
Here's what Franks had to say then:
Actually, I believe Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. He was born in Hawaii, Hawaii is a state in the United States, and therefore he's a constitutionally natural born citizen of this country.
Is he really that weak in the knees that he'd let a gang of wackadoodle nutbars talk him into filing a lawsuit over this nonsense?
Where do they get these guys?