GOP Staffers Meet With 'Birther Queen'

Orly Taitz says top aides receptive to her concerns
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 26, 2011 2:32 PM CDT
Orly Taitz speaks to the media outside the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, Monday, May 2, 2011.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

(Newser) – Even a birth certificate can’t stop the Birther Queen. Orly Taitz, who literally made a name for herself in the heyday of Birtherism, is still pushing her message—and it seems that top GOP congressional aides are listening. She tells Justin Elliott of Salon that she headed to Washington to meet with staffers for Reps. Steve King and Allen West, and Sens. Jim Inhofe and Marco Rubio. Her case is now twofold: Not only is President Obama’s birth certificate forged, but he’s committing “clear Social Security fraud—for which anybody would be in prison.”

The “most positive” meeting was with Marco Rubio’s staffers, Taitz contends. “They read all the pleadings” and were “supportive,” she said, with one even seeking “to give me an opportunity to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.” A spokeswoman for Rep. Allen West says his chief of staff met with Taitz, who simply “came by to drop off some material and the chief of staff was polite enough to answer her questions.” But Taitz says the aide “promised that if the issue comes along,” West would vote to expose Obama’s “fraudulent” doings. Click through for the full article.

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