It appears that, for the first time, a member of Congress has publicly challenged a sitting president to prove his eligibility to serve as president of the United States.
This morning, I learned the Post & E-Mail had reported yesterday that Todd Smith, chief of staff for Rep. Nathan Deal (R-Ga.) of Georgia’s 9th District, sent an electronic letter to the White House Dec. 1 requesting that President Barack Obama prove his eligibility for the office of president.
Upon learning of the letter, I placed a call to Representative Deal’s office and was able to obtain verbal confirmation that, indeed, Smith had sent the letter on behalf of his boss.
Now, I’m waiting for one of his legislative assistants to respond to my request for a copy of the communication between the congressman’s staffer and the White House.
UPDATE 2/17/11 at 5:40 p.m. Central: World Net Daily is reporting that the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hold a second conference on the matter of Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve as president March 4.