Former Michigan Congressman Pete Hoekstra said he called for a federal agency to check the qualifications of presidential candidates because he wants to avert future “birther” controversies.
MPRN's Rick Pluta reports:
Hoekstra has been slammed for re-igniting the debate among Republicans over President Obama’s citizenship at a Tea Party meeting last month.
Hoekstra said he was responding to a question he’s grown tired of answering.
“This is an absolutely ludicrous discussion to be having four years after we’ve had a presidential discussion. It’s an absolute waste of time and energy.”
Here's the video of the event where Hoekstra proposed the "three-person" federal office to oversee whether candidates are eligible for running for president of the United States:
And here's Hoekstra, under heated questioning from CNN's Brooke Baldwin, defending his proposal for this federal office: Video