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 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.
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.