August 4, 2009
RNC Chairman Michael Steele re: “birtherism”. Note Steele does not stipulate natural born citizen and he does not mention the COLB or original birth certificate.
Source: The Plum Line’s GREG SARGENT.
RNC spokesperson GAIL GITCHO statement:
Chairman Steele believes that this is an unnecessary distraction and believes that the president is a U.S. citizen. Chairman Steele wants to move beyond this conversation and continue discussing the real and immediate concerns that face American families like the economy and health care. Americans are concerned with President Obama’s health care plan, a failed stimulus package and a ballooning deficit. Chairman Steele has many other issues to take up with the president that have to do with policy, not a birth certificate.