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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cathy McMorris Rodgers still trying to evade Mike Stark on Capitol Hill

Firedoglake's Mike Stark continues to have no luck trying to get Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Embarrassment to Washington State) to definitively state whether she believes President Barack Obama was born in the United States or not.

In the second of a expose series entitled "Birthers on the Hill", Stark locates and attempts to pin down McMorris Rodgers on the matter, telling her he didn't know she was part of the Republican leadership and offering her the chance to clarify her answer from the first video, in which she says she'd like to see documents. She is is shielded by somebody who appears from the video to be one of her staff members. The aide tries to interrupt Stark's questioning by asking for a business card, and his name, while the Representative herself says nothing.

Watch the video. McMorris Rodgers appears at the 0:55 mark

Also featured in the video are Ohio's Jean Schmidt and Tom Petri of Wisconsin. (The latter refused to identify who he was to Stark). Stark notes:
In this installment, we find the Republicans split into two camps. Mike Pence leads the sane brigade (he's joined by McClintock, and of all people, Peter King!), boldly going where no elected Republican had gone before and agreeing with your humble correspondent's observation that the Birthers are a bunch of looney-tune extremists that do not deserve the respect of the Grand Old Party, or, for that matter, anyone else.
The footage is alternatively compelling, funny, and distressing. How many in the Republican caucus refuses to disavow the conspiracy theory that Barack Obama was not born in the United States? The obvious answer: Too many.


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