Appeals Court To Hear Birther Case Brought By Preacher Who Prays For Obama To Die
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case of Wiley Drake vs. Barack Obama, a case about whether Barack Obama is eligible to serve as president of the United States.
Wiley Drake was California’s vice presidential candidate for the American Independent Party in 2008, and Alan Keyes, another of the many plaintiffs in the case, was the candidate for president. As part of those proceedings, plaintiffs questioned the validity of Obama’s social security number, and claimed that Obama had failed to produce a formal U.S. birth certificate.
Obama’s campaign released a birth certificate in 2008 to prove he was born in the U.S., but people in the so-called birther movement have continued to criticize the certificate.
And what will Wiley Drake and his American Independent Party cohorts argue?
…plaintiffs are expected to argue that members of Congress, including Republicans such as House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), have failed to hold hearings about Obama’s citizenship. Plaintiffs argue this leaves them with no way of pursuing their complaints except through the courts.
Wiley Drake is the California preacher who told me on my radio show he prays for Obama to die; then he backed off and said the president should be tried for treason first. Drake also prayed for 219 members of Congress and for your humble blogger to die as well.Click here for reuse options!
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