Congressman Pete Hoekstra Confronted On CNN About Birther Commission
Michigan Congressman and Republican Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra was confronted by Brooke Baldwin about his desire for a federal commission staffed by CIA and FBI officers to look into where presidential candidates are born. “This has nothing to do about Barack Obama,” he protests. Hoesktra is seeking to unseat Debbie Stabenow in the Michigan Senate race.
“Critics called you a racist for that ad,” Baldwin said. “Do you realize that critics might use this office, this proposal for this office, as further proof?”
Hoekstra was not happy to see the old wound reopened.
“I don’t know why they would take it in that direction,” Hoekstra said. “Excuse me, you’re taking this into an area where I see absolutely no connection at all. When someone where, you know, for office, asking them to certify that they meet the requirements for president, what is — I’m not even going to use the term. It’s an outrageous term and an outrageous question.”