Yesterday, Tim Walberg — a former GOP congressman and current Republican nominee for the House of Representatives from Michigan’s seventh congressional district — appeared on a local Battle Creek radio show and fielded questions on a variety of topics. At one point, a caller asked Walberg if he believes that President Obama was born in the United States and if he is a Muslim. Walberg responds, “I don’t know, you know, I just don’t know”:
CALLER: My question is, do you believe this president was born in America? Because I have not seen enough evidence to say he is an American citizen. Do you believe he is a Muslim?
WALBERG: I don’t know, you know, I don’t know. He has never given a job interview that was complete. But that’s not the issue now. He is president. Right now, we need to make sure that he doesn’t remain as president, whether he’s American, a Muslim, a Christian, you name it.
As Michigan Live’s Chris Gautz writes, “It has been proven and stated time and again that President Obama was born in the United States. And despite the fact that President Obama is Christian, a recent survey found that one in five incorrectly believe he is Muslim.”