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Indiana Senate considers presidential qualification law

by IPR News

April 19, 2011

The Indiana Senate is considering a resolution that would require presidential candidates to show an official birth certificate.  The resolution’s author, Indianapolis Senator Mike Delph, says he doesn’t think it’s unreasonable to ask candidates for commander-in-chief to show the same proof as people trying to get a driver’s license.

Delph on Presidential Qualifications

Delph says the resolution isn’t an attack on President Obama, citing questions about John McCain’s qualifications during the 2008 campaign.  The measure currently being considered only puts the issue in a summer study committee.  But former Barack Obama presidential campaign state chair Kip Tew says even that’s too much.

Tew on Presidential Qualifications

A committee will vote later this week on whether to put the resolution before the full Senate.

Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports from the Indiana Statehouse.