Battle Over Ted Cruz and ‘Liberal Birthers’
Wow. This is getting silly.
Check it out:
Sean Hannity opened his show Monday night with a look at Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s decision to release his birth certificate and prove he’s eligible to run for president. Hannity was joined by former Florida congressman, Republican Connie Mack and Democratic strategist Steve Murphy, who battled over just what this means for Cruz’s political future.
Denying that he’s a “liberal Birther,” Murphy began by saying of Cruz, “His problem isn’t he’s from Canada, it’s he’s from Mars.” Hannity quickly steered Murphy off that path and back to the question of “Birtherism,” and its motives, asking if he believed that anyone who accused President Obama of being born in another country was “racist.” While he couldn’t say if there was “racial” motivation behind every single Birther, Murphy did see it was a major factor.
“If people now question Ted Cruz’s birth certificate, he’s produced it,” Hannity said, getting to his point, “is that racial?”
Murphy argued that questioning Cruz’s “eligibility” is different from questioning the birth certificate itself, which is not in dispute.