Rep. Nathan Deal (R-Ga.) Joins the Birthers

Created: January 06, 2010 15:06 | Last updated: July 31, 2020 00:00

The conservative Post & Email reports that Rep. Nathan Deal (R-Ga.), who’s running for governor in Georgia, has asked the White House for proof that Barack Obama is an American citizen.

Todd Smith, Chief of Staff for Representative Nathan Deal of the United States House of Representatives serving Georgia’s 9th district, has confirmed today that Deal has sent a letter to Barack Hussein Obama requesting him to prove his eligibility for the office of President of the United States of America. The letter was sent electronically the first of December 2009 in pdf format, and Mr. Smith said that Representative Deal has confirmation from Obama’s staff that it has been received. The letter did not have additional signatories. It originated solely from Representative Deal.

Some anti-birther bloggers have asked for, but not received, the actual letter, but they’ve also confirmed (via his office) that it was sent. Deal hasn’t signed on to Rep. Bill Posey’s (R-Fla.) so-called “birther bill.”

Hat tip: Jason Pye.