Jeff Flake (R., Az): Birthers Need To Accept The Reality That Obama Is A Natural Born Citizen
Arizona Congressman Jeff Flake is one of the first Republicans to do more than dance around the birther issue, saying this morning that birthers need to accept reality:
Rep. Jeff Flake said people who don’t believe President Obama was born in the U.S. need to “accept reality.”
Responding to a question Thursday on CNN about a recent poll that found a majority of Republican primary voters don’t believe President Obama was born in the U.S., Flake said he didn’t believe the findings.
“Well, I have a hard time believing that poll,” Flake said. “I think that most people understand and accept the reality. The reality is that, yes, he was born in the United States.”
Flake said the notion that Obama isn’t a U.S. citizen needs to be put to rest.
“Barack Obama is a citizen of the country,” Flake said. “We ought to get off this kick. And there are plenty of differences we have with the president between Republicans and Democrats than to spend time on something like this.”
See, Speaker Boehner, it isn’t very hard at all.