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John Boehner: “Not My Job” to Dissuade Obama Skeptics

February 14, 2011 by Danielle Stoneman in News and Media, Politics

President Barack Obama’s true citizenship and religion is a topic that has been debated since the presidential campaign in 2008. Obama has stated in the past that he is in fact a Christian. He is the son of a Kenyan father and an American mother, and was born in Hawaii.On Sunday, a video presenting a Republican focus group in Iowa was viewed by House Speaker John A. Boehner. The people in the video implied that they believe that Obama is in fact a Muslim.  Boehner, on Meet the Press, stated “I believe that the president is a citizen. I believe the president is a Christian. I’ll take him at his word.” He went on to say that it is not his responsibility to convince anyone otherwise.The host, David Gregory, then asked “As speaker of the House, as a leader, do you not think it’s your responsibility to speak out against that kind of ignorance?”“It’s not my job to tell the American people what to think,” Boehner responded. “The American people have the right to think what they want to think.”

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Danielle Stoneman got involved with Left Justified in 2010, having studied political science and journalism throughout her college career. With her fresh approach to Washington’s scene, Stoneman focuses primarily on opinion pieces, providing readers with a highly unique perspective on current affairs. Contact Danielle at info(at)leftjustified.com.

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