In a disgusting act of political cowardice Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona, has vetoed the Obama Birth Certificate bill that was processed through her government by senators and representatives responding to grass roots citizen’s movements concerned with Obama’s eligibility. FOX News reports–
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill to require President Obama and other presidential candidates to prove their U.S. citizenship before their names can appear on the state’s ballot. The bill vetoed by Brewer on Monday would have made Arizona the first state to pass such a requirement. Hawaii officials have certified Obama was born in that state, but so-called “birthers” have demanded more proof.
This is after the bill was overwhelmingly voted “YES” on in the Senate at 20-9 and 40 – 16 (4 not voting) in the House of Representatives.
According to the Tucson Sentinel, Brewer wrote-
“As a former Secretary of State (sic), I do not support designating one person as the gatekeeper to the ballot for a candidate, which could lead to artibrary or politically-motivated decisions. Also, I never imagined being presented with a bill that could require candidates for President (sic) of the greatest and most powerful nation on earth to submit their “early baptismal or circumcision certificates” among other records to the Arizona Secretary of State. This is a bridge too far.”
A disgraceful capitulation and one that should see Brewer replaced at the next election. She was the Arizona Secretary of State for the 2008 Presidential election. Brewer validated Obama on Arizona’s ballot.
Nola.com reports– Gov. Bobby Jindal would sign a bill requiring presidential candidates to provide a copy of their birth certificate to qualify for the Louisiana ballot if it reaches his desk, a spokesman said Monday.
“It’s not part of our package, but if the Legislature passes it we’ll sign it,” press secretary Kyle Plotkin said.