Colorado GOP candidate calls Obama birth certificate a ‘myth’ in uncovered video

By David Edwards
Monday, March 31, 2014 11:56 EDT
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Bob Beauprez speaks to KDVR
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Democrats in Colorado have uncovered a video of a Republican candidate for governor suggesting that President Barack Obama’s birth certificate was a myth.

In an interview in 2010, radio host Stan Solomon asked Bob Beauprez, who is currently running for governor, if he agreed that the president’s birth certificate was an “absolute fraud,” and that “this man was not born in America, he is not an American.”

“On the birth certificate, I don’t know,” Beauprez opined at the time. “I’ve heard both sides of it. I find it absolutely astounding that, if he has one, if this is all just a myth, why in the world not put it to bed?”

“There’s a reason why they haven’t at least settled that controversy,” he said. “If this guy is an American citizen, he’s a different kind of American than virtually any that I know.”

Beauprez added that Obama came “from a different place,” causing him to “act and think different than any American.”

Progress Now Colorado recently provided the video to KDVR, possibly signaling that Democrats are pushing for Tom Tancredo or Scott Gessler to win the Republican primary.

Watch the video below The Talk to Solomon Show, broadcast in 2010.

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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