Chiyome Fukino, director of Hawaii Department of Health
In another carefully worded statement, Hawaii’s health director claimed today to have seen “original vital records” that prove “Barrack [sic] Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen.”
Chiyome Fukino issued the brief statement in response to the rising chorus of concern across the country about Obama’s failure to release a copy of his long-form birth certificate that would reveal the hospital in which he was born, the attending physician and other pertinent details.
“I, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, director of the Hawai’i State Department of Health, have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawai’i State Department of Health verifying Barrack Hussein Obama was born in Hawai’i and is a natural-born American citizen. I have nothing further to add to this statement or my original statement issued in October 2008 over eight months ago, ” read the entire statement in which the president’s first name was misspelled and no mention was made of the specific document reviewed.
Fukino originally issued a similar statement last fall.
Meanwhile, in a development seen as related, Rep. Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawaii, sponsored a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of Hawaii’s statehood was first postponed when it was noted the resolution included the following clause: “Whereas the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961.”
Some apparently saw the resolution as a veiled attempt to get Congress to affirm Obama’s U.S. birth.
Abercrombie’s office had already issued a statement today announcing the House’s unanimous approval of Abercrombie’s resolution when Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., rose to object to the vote, saying there was not a quorum present.
The House later voted unanimously 378 to 0 to approve the resolution.
“Fifty-five people didn’t vote for whatever reason,” Abercrombie spokesman Randy Obata told the Honolulu Advertiser. “Apparently there was no objection in the final analysis.”
Bachmann ended up voting in favor of the resolution.
The White House has refused to acknowledge repeated requests from WND that Obama authorize the Hawaii DOH to release all his birth records, including his original long-form birth certificate.
WND also has reported Obama has not released his kindergarten records, Punahou school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, passport, medical records, files from his years as an Illinois state senator, Illinois State Bar Association records, any baptism records and his adoption records.
WND also has reported on dozens of legal challenges to Obama’s status as a “natural born citizen.” The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.”
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