John Boehner On Birthers and Obama Citizenship
The Speaker of the House, John A. Boehner, recently told the press that he had decided it was not his job to convince the American public of the authenticity of President Obama’s claims to be a Christian and a legal citizen.
There has been a bit of skepticism floating around the United States, as many Americans are becoming more and more concerned that Obama is actually a Muslim, and that he should be eligible to be the president because of confusion over his birthplace.
However, Boehner recently spoke out about the claims on NBC’s “Meet the Press”, saying, “I believe that the president is a citizen. I believe the president is a Christian. I’ll take him at his word.”
The topic came up after Boehner was shown a video clip in which many people claimed that they believed that Obama was a Muslim.
Boehner was asked by David Gregory, “As a speaker of the House, as a leader, do you not think it’s your responsibility to speak out against that kind of ignorance?”
Boehner then replied, “It’s not my job to tell the American people what to think. The American people have the right to think what they want to think.”