Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO), the likely 2010 GOP nominee for Senate in this perennial swing state, says he doesn’t want to talk anymore about whether President Obama was born in the United States, the Springfield News-Leader reports. But Blunt still doesn’t seem to be giving up on it as a legitimate issue, either.
Blunt said last week that “I don’t have any reason not to believe” that Obama is a natural-born citizen — but at the same time he said the Birthers had a “legitimate question” about Obama’s birth certificate. Well, the local media in Missouri is now asking him about it, and here’s what he said:
“What I actually think is that you guys don’t have any capacity to talk about that in a legitimate way, so I’m going to stop talking about it,” Blunt told a reporter.
If requested, Blunt said, he would produce his original birth certificate to prove he was born Jan. 10, 1950, in Niangua.
By the way, Niangua is a small town in southern Missouri — not a coastal city in Kenya.