Arizona Republicans Sponsor Birther Bill
Arizona Republicans are doing the hard work to make sure the Birther conspiracy theory is enshrined into law: Ariz. House OKs Birther Bill.
PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona House on Monday voted for a provision that would require President Barack Obama to show his birth certificate if he hopes to be on the state’s ballot when he runs for re-election.
The House voted 31-22 to add the provision to a separate bill. The measure still faces a formal vote.
It would require U.S. presidential candidates who want to appear on the ballot in Arizona to submit documents proving they meet the constitutional requirements to be president.
Phoenix Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema says the bill is one of several measures that are making Arizona “the laughing stock of the nation.”
Uh, he did show proof of citizenship — an official State of Hawaii Certification of Live Birth, which is the document provided by Hawaii to anyone who requests a copy of their birth certificate. And Hawaii officials also certified that his original birth certificate is on file with the state.
None of these facts matter, of course, to people in the grip of a conspiracy delusion, or to the politicians who cynically exploit them.