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Bachmann: Obama certificate ‘should settle’ birther issue

By David Edwards
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 9:04 EDT
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Tea party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has officially moved to the left of Donald Trump.

The Minnesota Republican told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Wednesday that the certificate of live birth released by then-candidate Barack Obama in 2008 should satisfy “birthers” who don’t believe he is a natural born U.S. citizen.

“I have the president’s certificate right here,” Stephanopoulos told her. “It’s certified, it’s got a certification number. It’s got the registrar of the state signed. It’s got a seal on it. And it says ‘this copy serves as prima facie evidence of the fact of birth in any court proceeding.’”

“Well then that should settle it,” she said.

“So it’s over?” the ABC host asked.

“That’s what should settle it. I take the president at his word and I think– again I would have no problem and apparently the president wouldn’t either. Introduce that and we’re done. Move on,” Bachmann replied.

Trump first revealed he had some doubts that Obama was a U.S. citizen during an interview with ABC News’ Ashleigh Banfield in March.

Watch this video from ABC’s Good Morning America, broadcast April 20, 2011.


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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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