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Jindal will sign "birther bill" if passed by Louisiana legislature

London , Wed, 20 Apr 2011 ANI

London, Apr 19 (ANI): Indian-origin Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has said he would sign a "birther bill" if the legislature passes it, despite the fact that his fellow Republican Governor Jan Brewer had prohibited it in Arizona.


"It's not part of our package, but if the legislature passes it we'll sign it. The governor believes the president is a citizen. The problem with our president is not his citizenship, it's his radical left wing policies," Politico quoted Jindal's press secretary Kyle Plotkin, as saying in a statement.


On Monday, Brewer had vetoed her state's bill by calling it "a bridge too far" and "a distraction," but Jindal assured not to follow her footsteps if such a bill comes to his table for approval.


Two Republicans in Louisiana's House had introduced a bill last week that would require presidential candidates to file a sworn affidavit that they were born in the United States, and submit it along with an original or copy of their birth certificate.


One of the bill's sponsors, Republican state Representative Alan Seabaugh, said he doesn't consider himself a "birther" who doubts that President Barack Obama was born in the United States, but that, as a lawyer, he'd like to see the issue clarified.


"This is from the standpoint of cleaning up an area of the law where there appears to be a gap," he added. (ANI)


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