Michele Bachmann won't say whether she thinks President Obama is a citizen and a Christian.
"Well, that isn't for me to state," the conservative Minnesota House Republican said today on ABC's Good Morning America. "That's for the president to state."
Obama and aides have repeatedly said the president was born in Honolulu on Aug. 4, 1961, and is a Christian.
"We should take the president at his word," Bachmann said, but she declined to weigh in herself, even when pressed by GMA host George Stephanopoulos.
Look, Mickey...I should take you at your word that you're a woman, but you know, maybe you need to offer up proof? I challenge you to appear naked on the next talk show (that's not on FOX, because I'd like to be able to tune in).
Even John Boehner, who gave a particularly clumsy answer when David Gregory pressed him this past Sunday on a similar topic (i.e. repudiating rank-and-file Republicans of this mistaken belief), was able to say he took the President at his word.
SPEAKER BOEHNER: David, it's not my job to tell the American people what to think. Our job in Washington is to listen to the American people. Having said that, the state of Hawaii has said that he was born there. That's good enough for me. The president says he's a Christian. I
accept him at his word.