North Carolina GOP Candidate Stands By Birther Claim | Yesterday, we noted that North Carolina has a disturbingly high number of Republican congressional candidates who have dabbled in bitherism, including Dr. John Whitley, who declared Obama’s birth certificate a “poorly reproduced forgery.” CNN host Anderson Cooper decided to challenge Whitley — a neurosurgeon who should certainly know better — but the candidate was unrepentant in an interview last night. Cooper poked holes in every one of Whitley’s claims, but the most the Republican would do is back off his claim that it was definitely a “forgery” to say that there were still serious questions about Obama’s birthplace. “I don’t think that the document…is an actual, legitimate copy,” he explained. Watch it:
Whitley is facing a primary today against Richard Hudson, who has also questioned Obama’s birth place, though has since walked back the claim a bit.