McHenry: “I Haven’t Seen Enough Evidence” Whether Obama Is A Citizen


We can add another name to the list of Republican officeholders who won’t say that President Obama is a citizen, thus playing into the Birther movement: Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC).

McHenry was asked by a constituent at a town hall meeting whether he thinks Obama is a citizen. “I haven’t seen enough evidence one way or the other,” said Mchenry, who also added that the issue is being addressed “in the courts.”

Late Update: McHenry’s office has given this statement to Greg Sargent, backtracking and seeming to affirm that yes, Obama is an American:

“As I stated last night, I have not carefully reviewed the evidence as a jurist would. However, from what I have read, I have absolutely no reason to question President Obama’s citizenship. I anticipate that as a legal matter the courts will continue to come to the same conclusion.”

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