Former Congressman J.D. Hayworth Joins the Birthers
J.D. Hayworth, a former Arizona Republican congressman who went down to a narrow defeat in 2006, now hosts a radio show on KFYI 550. Today he interviewed Orly Taitz, the luckless attorney for Maj. Stefan Cook, and gave her plenty of airtime to misinform about her latest court defeat. Audio of the interview is here.
Cook volunteered for duty in Afghanistan, then asked for a stay until the president proved that he was an American citizen, then acted surprised when his deployment was canceled. While Lt. Com. William Speaks, a spokesman for CentCom, has debunked Taitz’s conspiracy theories about the court defeat—she has repeatedly and falsely claimed that the military cancelled the deployment because it couldn’t authenticate the president’s citizenship—Hayworth showed no signs of skepticism whatsoever.
Isn’t this difficult for you to say, I’ll continue to bring cases that could concievably undermine national security? Or is the shoe on the other foot with Sec. Gates and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, with their unwillingness to go into court, to be involved in discovery, to really deal with the eligibility of the commander-in-chief?
Hayworth sounded stunned that Cook’s deployment had been cancelled, “rather than the Department of Defense taking up and saying, well, here is the eligibility of the commander.” Like Sean Hannity, he opted for Taitz’s version of the story over CentCom’s, telling listeners that the result “certainly could be characterized as a victory for Maj. Cook and Dr. Orly Taitz.” And he closed the interview by sympathetically asking Taitz if she feared “an atmosphere of intimidation” coming at her from the White House.