Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler has "a lot of doubts" about Obama's birth certificate5:32 am - 04/11/2012
Rep. Vicky Hartzler — who said last week that she has “doubts” about President Barack Obama’s birth certificate — was simply confirming “that this issue has been raised by many” of her constituents, according to her press secretary on Monday.
Hartzler’s press secretary Steve Walsh said the congresswoman, who told an audience at a town hall meeting she has “a lot of doubts” about the legitimacy of Obama’s birth certificate, is focused on job creation and the economy — not on the birth certificate controversy.
“In responding to a constituent’s question regarding the Obama birth certificate, Congresswoman Hartzler confirmed that this issue has been raised by many 4th District citizens with whom she has spoken,” Walsh told POLITICO. “Congresswoman Hartzler is focused on bringing about the conditions which are favorable to the creation of jobs and the improvement of America’s economy.”
Last Thursday, the Missouri Republican responded to a constituent’s question about what she thinks regarding Obama’s birth certificate being called a forgery.
“I have a lot of doubts about all that,” she said at the town hall. “But I don’t know, I haven’t seen it. I’m kind of, I’m just at the same place you are on that. You read this, you read that. But I don’t understand why he didn’t show that right away. I mean, if someone asked for my birth certificate, I’d get my baby book and hand it out and say ‘Here it is.’”
Hartzler added that, “I think the main thing we can do, whether you agree or not, I don’t think that’s the real issue, the real issue is this November and there’s an election. And you can sue or go to court or try to get [Obama] to prove this or that, but I think that the main thing is if you like him, get out and vote for him in November, and if you don’t like him, don’t vote for him.”
After the meeting, Hartzler told the Sedalia Democrat, “I have doubts that it is really his real birth certificate, and I think a lot of Americans do, but they claim it is, so we are just going to go with that.”