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Rep. Louie Gohmert quietly signs onto birther bill.

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gohmertbush Matt Finkelstein at Media Matters Action notes that Rep. Bill Posey’s (R-FL) “birther bill” has gained its 10th Republican cosponsor: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX). “Notably, Rep. Gohmert hasn’t issued a press release announcing his sponsorship, so it seems he doesn’t want to advertise his move toward the fringe,” Finkelstein adds. Gohmert seems to be a fan of Obama conspiracy theories and recently went on the radio show of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. RNC chairman Michael Steele released a statement today saying that the birther movement is an “unnecessary distraction.”