Birtherism Alive And Well In Arizona
At least three of the Republican Electors who reported yesterday to cast their votes for Mitt Romney continue to believe that the President is not an American citizen:
Several Arizona Republicans, including the GOP state chair, on Monday cast fresh doubts on President Barack Obama’s citizenship, according to a report.
Tom Morrissey, the state chair of the Arizona Republican Party, along with two other members of the Electoral College, raised questions about Obama’s U.S. citizenship at an event to note Arizona’s Electoral College votes, which all went to GOP nominee Mitt Romney, the Associated Press reported.
“I’m not satisfied with what I’ve seen,” Morrissey said, according to Arizona Public Radio. “I think for somebody in the president’s position to not have produced a document that looks more legitimate, I have a problem with that.”
He doubled down on those comments in an interview with Mike Broomhead, an Arizona-based radio talk show host.
“First of all, I’m saying it as Tom Morrissey, I’m not saying it representing the Republican Party and the Arizona Republican Party,” he said, according to audio from the radio station. “I said that I had a concern with it. All I’m saying to you is, the document that I saw does not ring true to me. That’s all I’m saying.”
Don Ascoli, a member of the Electoral College, “said he didn’t think Obama was ‘properly vetted as a legitimate candidate for president,'” according to the AP.
It’s never going to go away, is it?