AZ Secretary Of State Apologizes For Birther Threat, But Still Seeks Proof Of Obama’s Birthplace
Arizona Secretary Of State Ken Bennett now says he’s sorry if he embarrassed his state by threatening to keep President Obama off the ballot without further proof he was born in Hawaii.
“If I embarrassed the state, I apologize but that certainly wasn’t my intent,” Bennett said in an interview with Phoenix radio station KTAR. “He’ll be on the ballot as long as he fills out the same paperwork and does the same things that everybody else has.”
Bennett said he still intends to keep asking Hawaii for verification that Obama’s birth certificate is authentic. But he said he only plans to use Hawaii’s answer as a way to satisfy demands from constituents who remain unconvinced Obama is a natural born citizen of the United States and so therefore eligible to be president.