March 17, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Repeated requests to see President Barack Obama’s birth certificate may fall on deaf ears after the House Judiciary Committee heard a bill permitting government officials to ignore people who won’t give up.
So-called “birthers” claim Mr Obama is ineligible to be president because, they argue, he was actually born outside the United States, and therefore doesn’t meet a constitutional requirement for being president.
“Sometimes we may be dealing with a cohort of people who believe lack of evidence is evidence of a conspiracy,” said Lorrin Kim, from the Hawaii Department of Health.
Under Hawaii state law, the release of a birth certificate is prohibited for people who do not have a tangible interest.