GOP Rep. Vicky Hartzler: ‘I Have Doubts That It Is Really His Real Birth Certificate’

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Another Republican member of Congress has stepped forward as a birther, calling into question President Obama’s birth certificate at a town hall meeting. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) told a crowd of her constituents that she is no more convinced of President Obama’s birth place as anyone asking the question:

I don’t know, I haven’t seen it. I’m just at the same place you are on that. You read this, you read that. But I don’t understand why he didn’t show that right away. I mean, if someone asked for my birth certificate, I’d get my baby book and hand it out and say ‘Here it is,’ so I don’t know.

The questioner asked Hartzler if she believed the certificate of live birth that President Obama released last year was a forgery, citing Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s comical news conference from last month as evidence of a conspiracy. To her credit, Rep. Hartzler appeared to dismiss Arpaio’s investigation, saying “I have a lot if doubts about all that.”

But in case there was any question of her birther bona fides, Hartzler doubled down on her skepticism at a press availability after the event:

I have doubts that it is really his real birth certificate, and I think a lot of Americans do, but they claim it is, so we are just going to go with that.

Watch Rep. Hartzler’s remarks, courtesy of Raw Story (The video was originally shot by Jerry Schmidt, a writer at Show Me Progress):

Amazingly, Rep. Hartzler is not the first member of congress to don a tin foil hat and call into question President Obama’s citizenship. Last month, Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) also embraced birtherism at an event.

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